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Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet

Richard D. Jordan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 640 words.

Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet, is of unknown parentage and is variously recorded as 'of London' and 'of Leicester'. He was born a protestant, and was...

Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 119 words.

Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet, whose family background is obscure, became curate of Ansty, Leicestershire, in 1756, and vicar of Thornton, in the same...

Adoniram Judson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1788–1850),

American missionary to Burma. He came to England to confer with the LMS and was ordained a Congregational minister in 1812. On reaching Serampore he became a Baptist....

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Aelsinus (fl. c. 1023–c. 1031), Benedictine monk and scribe of New Minster, Winchester

Richard Gameson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literature. 657 words.

Aelsinus (fl. c. 1023–c. 1031), Benedictine monk and scribe of New Minster, Winchester, is known only because, unusually, he identified himself in one of his own productions....

Ainger, Alfred [pseud. Doubleday] (1837–1904), writer and Church of England clergyman

Edith Sichel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 1619 words.

Ainger, Alfred [pseud. Doubleday] (1837–1904), writer and Church of England clergyman, born at 10 Doughty Street, London, on 9 February 1837, was the youngest of the four children of Alfred...

Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar

Richard Copsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; History; Literature. 352 words.

Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and joined his order in London. He was ordained acolyte on 17...

Alexander Cruden

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1701–70),

a bookseller who in 1737 published his Biblical Concordance.

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Alger, William Rounseville

Gary Scharnhorst.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Biographical Studies. 699 words.

Alger, William Rounseville (28 December 1822–07 February 1905), author and religious leader, was born in Freetown, Massachusetts, the son of Catherine Sampson Rounseville and Nahum Alger, a...

Allibond, John (1596/7–1658), Church of England clergyman and satirist

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 778 words.

Allibond, John (1596/7–1658), Church of England clergyman and satirist, was born at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, the son of Peter Allibond (1559/60–1629), rector of Chenies. He was a chorister...

Amiatinus Codex

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

The best extant MS of the Vulgate, so called from the abbey of Monte Amiata, to which it was presented. It was written in England, early in the 8th cent., at Wearmouth or Jarrow. It is now...

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Angela Burdett Coutts

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century) — Christianity.

(1814–1906),

heiress and philanthropist. She inherited her wealth from Thomas Coutts, the banker. Her benefactions to the C of E included the building and endowment of a number of...

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Angelo Mai

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1782–1854),

Italian philologist and palaeographer. Born of poor parents, he was educated at the Collegium Romanum and for a time belonged to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In...

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Anna Katharina Emmerick

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1774–1824),

ecstatic. She entered an Augustinian convent in Westphalia in 1802; when this was closed in 1812 she took refuge in a private house, where she had a serious illness....

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Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist

Michael Yelton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 1138 words.

Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist, was born Frederick Charles Anson on 22 August 1889 at 32 South Parade, Southsea, the son of Charles Eustace Anson (1858–1940),...

Apollyon

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Literature.

Greek for ‘the Destroyer’ (so REB) in Rev. 9: 11, and therefore a subtle attack not only on the Greek God Apollo but also on the persecuting emperor Domitian who regarded himself as Apollo...

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Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1815–81),

Broad Churchman. As Dean of Westminster from 1864, he tried to make the Abbey a national shrine for all, irrespective of creed. He offended conservative Churchmen by...

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Arundell, Dorothy (1559/60–1613), author and Benedictine nun

Kate Aughterson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literature. 755 words.

Arundell, Dorothy (1559/60–1613), author and Benedictine nun, was the daughter of Sir John Arundell (1527×30–1590) [see under Arundell family] of Lanherne, Cornwall, and Lady Anna Stourton,...

Ashby, Alexander of (1148/1154–1208/1214), prior of Canons Ashby, poet, and religious writer

A. G. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 357 words.

Ashby, Alexander of (1148/1154–1208/1214), prior of Canons Ashby, poet, and religious writer, appears in records of the Augustinian priory at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere...

Aston, Henry Hervey (1701–1748), poet and Church of England clergyman

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 768 words.

Aston, Henry Hervey (1701–1748), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born on 5 January 1701, the fifth child of John Hervey, first earl of Bristol (1665–1751), and his second wife,...

Augustus Montague Toplady

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1740–78),

is remembered for his hymns, especially ‘Rock of Ages’, published in the Gospel Magazine in 1775.

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