Henry Jacob

Henry Jacob

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Jacob was an English clergyman of Calvinist views, who founded a separatist congregation associated with the Brownists. He was son of John Jacob, yeoman, of Cheriton, Kent. He matriculated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford on 27 November 1581 and graduated B.A. in 1583 and M.A. in 1586. His father left him property at Godmersham, near Canterbury. For some time he was precentor of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. About 1590 he joined the Brownists, and when they went into exile in 1593 he moved to Holland. There he formed a technically non-separatist independent faction of former Church of England members. On his return to England in 1597 he heard Thomas Bilson preach at Paul's Cross on the article in the Apostles' Creed relating to Christ's descent into hell. He opposed Bilson's doctrine in a pamphlet, and again had to leave the country. Though a Brownist, Jacob allowed that the church of England was a true church in need of a thorough reformationshow more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134902527
  • 9786134902526