Henry Hammond

(1605—1660) Church of England clergyman and theologian

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Anglican clergyman. In 1633 he became rector of Penshurst, Kent, where he instituted daily services in church and a monthly celebration of the Eucharist. In 1645 he was appointed Chaplain in Ordinary to Charles V, whom he attended until his imprisonment in 1647. Under the Commonwealth he devoted himself to relieving the needs of the deprived clergy and raising funds to train future ordinands. His commentary on the Books of the NT (1653) is a pioneer work of biblical criticism. He also helped B. Walton in the compilation of his Polyglot Bible.

Subjects: Christianity.

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