John Biddle

(1615—1662) schoolmaster and religious controversialist

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English Unitarian. His ‘XII Arguments’ against the deity of the Holy Spirit was published in 1647 and ordered to be burnt. After publishing two further anti-Trinitarian tracts, he was saved from sentence of death by his friends among the Independent Parliamentarians. On the passing of the Act of Oblivion (1652), his adherents began regular Sunday worship. He then published two catechisms and eventually died in prison.

Subjects: Christianity — Philosophy.

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