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Pearson, John
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(Feb 28, 1613, Great Snoring, Norfolk – Jul 16, 1686, Chester), Anglican theologian and bishop. Educated at Eton and at Queens’ and King’s Colleges, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1639, but had little experience of parish ministry. As a result of his support of the Royalist cause in the Civil War, he was deprived of his appointments; he lived quietly in London during the Commonwealth (O. Cromwell). At the Restoration, he was appointed to a quick succession of Cambridge honors, including master of Jesus College (1660), Lady Margaret Professor of D…

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Carter, Grayson, “Pearson, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024431>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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