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William Cave

(1637—1713) Church of England clergyman and patristic scholar


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(1637–1713), patristic scholar. He was incumbent successively of Islington (1662), All Hallows the Great, Thames Street, London (1679), and Isleworth (1690). His principal writings were his Apostolici (1677), a history of the chief figures in the first three hundred years of the Church's existence; his Ecclesiastici (1682), a continuation of the Apostolici for the 4th cent.; and his Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Historia Literaria (pt. 1, 1688; 2, 1698), a history of ecclesiastical writers down to the 14th cent. His works were all erudite and lucidly arranged.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Christianity.


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