Edmund Guest

(1518—1577) bishop of Salisbury

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Bp. of Salisbury from 1571. His Treatise against the Privy Mass (1548) repudiated the Eucharistic Sacrifice and adoration of the consecrated elements, and in 1549 he spoke against transubstantiation. Under Mary he remained in hiding. In 1560 he became Bp. of Rochester. He played a prominent part in the 1563 debate on the revision of the Forty-Two Articles, and it was he who devised the statement (incorporated into the Thirty-Nine Articles) that the ‘Body of Christ is given, taken and eaten in the Supper, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner.’

Subjects: Christianity.

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