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Worthington, John
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(Feb, 1617, Manchester – buried Nov 30, 1671, Hackney), earned his M.A. from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1632. From 1650 to 1660 he served as master of Jesus College, Cambridge, but then was replaced at the Restoration of the English monarchy. His liberal Christian spirit led him to stress the experience of practical godliness. He edited the works of the leading Cambridge Platonist, J. Mede, provided the first widely used English translation of Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ, and published several books, including The Great Duty of Self-resignation to …

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Noll, Mark A., “Worthington, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026434>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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