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Edwards, John, 1637-1716 (Calvinistic divine)



John Edwards (1637-1716), Calvinistic divine was born in was born in Hertford in 1637. He went up to St John's College Cambridge in 1654, graduated BA in 1658 and was admitted to the Fellowship in 1659. He was ordained as a deacon in the diocese of Lincoln in 1662 and he went on to hold a number of church positions, though his Calvinistic views brought him into conflict with the Church authorities and also with the University, where he returned in 1669. His final post was as a vicar of St Peter's Church in Colchester where again he fell out of favour. Illness then forced him to abandon the pulpit, though he continued to propound his religious views through publications, of which there were many. He died in 1716.

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John Edwards: Fragment of a discourse against the Church of England

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.58
Scope and Contents

Apparently being prepared for the press at the author's death. Autograph.

Dates: 1715 (Circa)
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