John Wilkins

(1614—1672) theologian and natural philosopher

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Bp. of Chester from 1668. His chief interests lay in the furthering of science and philosophical linguistics, and when the Royal Society received its charter in 1662 he became its first Secretary. At Chester he advocated the toleration of dissenters. He was a strong upholder of natural theology and maintained that the conflicting contentions of fanatics were the main cause of unbelief.

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