Edmund Calamy

(1600—1666) clergyman and ejected minister

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‘the Elder’, English Presbyterian. He was one of the authors of the composite work Smectymnuus. In the Westminster Assembly of 1643 he tried to defend presbyterianism as a middle way between prelacy and congregationalism. He took a moderate line at the Savoy Conference but, refusing to conform, was ejected from his preferments in 1662.

Subjects: Christianity.

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