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Jonathan Edwards

(1629—1712) college head and religious controversialist


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Jonathan Edwards was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire and died in Oxford on 20 July 1712. He is not to be confused with John Edwards, who also wrote against Socinianism. Jonathan Edwards entered as a servitor to Christ Church, Oxford in 1655, graduating BA in 1659, BD in 1669 and DD in 1686. From 1662 he was a Fellow of Jesus College. He was rector of Kiddington, Oxfordshire, then, from 1681, of Hinton-Ampner in Hampshire. He was elected Principal of Jesus College in 1686, although he retained the living of Hinton-Ampner and added other livings in Wales. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1689 to 1691.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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