Crapsey, Algernon Sidney

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Algernon Sidney Crapsey, 1847–1927, American Episcopal clergyman, b. Fairmont, Ohio. In 1879 he became rector of St. Andrew's Church, Rochester, N.Y., which under his administration was known for its social work. In 1906 he was expelled from the ministry for heresy because of beliefs concerning the physical being and life of Jesus. His books include Religion and Politics (1905), The Rise of the Working Class (1914), The Ways of the Gods (1920), and the autobiographical Last of the Heretics (1924).