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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Calamy, Edmund (the Elder) 1600-1666

Edmund Calamy (February 1600-October 29, 1666) was an English Presbyterian church leader. Known as "the elder", he was the first of four generations of nonconformist ministers bearing the same name.
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Puritan Divine, b. in London, and ed. at Camb., was one of the principal authors of a famous controversial work bearing the title Smectymnuus, made up of the initials of the various writers, and pub. in 1641 in reply to Bishop Hall's Divine Right of Episcopacy. His other chief work is The Godly Man's Ark. A Presbyterian, he was a supporter of monarchy, and favoured the Restoration, after which he was offered, but declined, the see of Coventry and Lichfield. He was a member of the Savoy Conference. The passing of the Act of Uniformity led to his retiring from ministerial work. He is said to have d. of melancholy caused by the great fire of London.

Works: His publications are almost entirely sermons.

The Art of Divine Meditation (London: for Tho. Parkhurst, 1634) - not sermons.
An Answer to a Book entitled, An Humble Remonstrance (1641) as a member of Smectymnuus
Gods Free Mercy to England (1642)
Englands Looking-glasse (1642)
Souldier's Pocket Bible (1643) editor
Jus Divinum Ministerii Evangelici (1654)
The great danger of covenant-refusing, and covenant-breaking; presented in a sermon preached before the Right Honorable Thomas Adams, Lord Mayor ... and the rest of the Common-councell of the ... city of London, Jan. 14. 1645. upon which day the Solemne league and covenant was renued by them (1646)
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A Practical Discourse Concerning Vows with a Special Reference to Baptism and the Lord's Supper - 1697
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Eli Trembling for Fear of the Ark - 1662
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England's Looking Glass - 1642
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England's Antidote against The Plague of Civil War - 1652
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The Godly Man's Ark - 1658
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