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Edward Dering

(c. 1540—1576) Church of England clergyman and evangelical preacher


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(c.1540–1576), English preacher. He was a prototype of the “godly” divines who personified the Puritan tendency in the Elizabethan and post-Elizabethan English church; and more especially those preachers and pastors whose “Puritanism” was defined less by legalistic scruples about outward forms than by an all-consuming concern to assure themselves of their own salvation and to convey the same experience to others. Politically, but in no other respect, these were moderate Puritans.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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