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Abbot, George

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Author(s): Allison, Christopher Fitzsimons
[German Version] (Oct 10, 1562, Guildford - Aug 4, 1633, Croydon), from 1611 archbishop of Canterbury, Abbot played a leading role in the translation of the Authorized Version of the (King James) Bible, convinced the Scottish Church (Church of Scotland) to adopt the office of bishop and sent a delegation to the Synod of Dort (1618). His critical attitude toward the party of W. Laud, his refusal to yield to one of the king's favorites in the so-called Essex nullity suit (1616), and the accidental shooting of a warden during a hunt robbed him of his influence. Christopher FitzSimons Allison Bibl…

Book of Common Prayer

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Author(s): Allison, Christopher Fitzsimons
[German Version] The publication of the Book of Common Prayer ( BCP) in 1549 marks the radical departure from the Church of Henry VIII, who, although having broken with the papacy in 1533, continued to adhere to medieval Church doctrine. The official teaching during his reign is expressed in the Six Articles (1539): transubstantiation, communion (Eucharist/Communion) in one form, …

Andrewes, Lancelot

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Author(s): Allison, Christopher Fitzsimons
[German Version] (1555, London – Sep 25, 1626, London), scholar, polemicist, preacher, and devotional writer. Andrewes was educated at the Puritan Pembroke College in Cambridge. He was successively bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester. His opposition to the Lambeth Articles (Lambeth Conferences) and his absence from the Synod of Dort are indicative of his …