John Durie

(1596—1680) preacher and ecumenist

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Scottish Protestant minister. In Prussia he devised plans for the reunion of the non-RC Churches, especially the Lutherans and Calvinists. In 1634 he was ordained priest in the C of E. He continued to travel in the cause of religious unity. At first a royalist in the Civil War, he took up a chaplaincy at Rotterdam in 1643, returning to London in 1645 to take part in drawing up the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

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