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James Calfhill

(c. 1530—1570) Church of England clergyman


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(c.1530–70), Calvinistic divine. Educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, in 1548 he became one of the early Students of Christ Church, Oxford. In 1560 he was ordained priest, and in the same year appointed to a canonry at Christ Church. In 1564 he became Lady Margaret professor of divinity at Oxford, in 1565 Dean of Bocking, and in 1570 he was elected to the see of Worcester, but died before consecration. One of the leading Elizabethan Calvinists, he published in 1565 his principal work, an Answer to the ‘Treatise of the Cross’ [by John Martiall, 1534–97].

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