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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Peter Vinke  c. 1623-1702

Author of Matthew Poole Commentary on Acts

Peter Vinke (died 6 September 1702), was an English divine and member of the Westminster Assembly.
Vinke matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1641, proceeded B.A. 1643–1644, received his M.A. from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1647, and received his B.D. in 1654. He was elected a fellow at Pembroke College in 1645. He was admitted to Leiden University in 1648. But he appears to have remained in London, being ordained on 29 November 1649. Later he became rector of St Michael's, Cornhill, London, and then perpetual curate of St Catharine Creechurch, London, from 1661 until 24 August 1662. Vinke was ejected in 1662 after which he continued to minister to a ″considerable audience″ in his own house. John Howe preached his funeral sermon. Vinke was well known for his sermons. On 3 October 1658 he preached a sermon at St. Paul’s, London, later published under the title Tēs pisteōs ’elegchos: or The reason of faith, by order of the Lord Mayor of London, who was in attendance. Four of his sermons were published in the Morning Exercises at Cripplegate. He contributed the commentary on Acts to Matthew Poole's Annotations.


  • ΤΗΣ ΠΙΣΤΕΩΣ ἜΛΕΓΧΟΣ: or The Reason of Faith: Briefly discuss’d in a Sermon, Preach’d at Pauls before the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor, &c. The third of October, 1658. And publish’d by the Order of his Lordship, and Court of Aldermen. By Peter Vinke B.D. Sometimes fellow of Pembroke-Hall in Cambridge: and now Minister of M. Corn-hill, London. (London: E[dward]. M[ottershed]. for Ralph Smith, 1659)

  • ″Of original sin inhering.″ In Morning exercises at Cripplegate, St. Giles in the fields, and in Southwark, 5th ed., 6 vols. (London: Thomas Tegg, 1844), vol. 5, pp. 115-134.

A Funeral Sermon for that Faithful, Learned, and Most Worthy Minister of the Gospel, The Rev. Peter Vink, B. D. Who Deceased September 6, 1702 from the Works of the Rev. John Howe, M. A. with Memoirs of His Life, by Edmund Calamy, D. D. -- Complete in One Volume -- 1835 -- page 996

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