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John Howe

(1630—1705) Presbyterian minister


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(1630–1705),

Puritan. In 1652 he was ordained by the Puritan rector of Winwick, whom he regarded as a ‘primitive bishop’. In 1654 he became incumbent of Great Torrington, Devon, from which he was ejected in 1662. In 1676 he became co-pastor of the Presbyterian congregation at Haberdashers' Hall in London. He headed the deputation of Nonconformist ministers who congratulated William III in 1689. His standpoint inclined to Latitudinarianism, and he tried to unite the Presbyterians and Congregationalists.

Subjects: Christianity — Philosophy.


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