John Jewel

(1522—1571) bishop of Salisbury

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Bp. of Salisbury from 1560. One of the intellectual leaders of the Reforming party, under Mary he fled to the Continent. After his consecration, he was a strong supporter of the Anglican settlement against both RCs and Puritans. His celebrated defence of the C of E, the Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1562), argued that a general Reformation had been necessary, that reform by such a body as the Council of Trent was impossible, and that local Churches had the right to legislate through provincial synods.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

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