Works of the Reverend and Learned John Lightfoot
by John Lightfoot
at the College of William & Mary.
|Author||Reverend John Lightfoot|
|Published||London: Printed by W. R. for Robert Scot, Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell|
John Lightfoot was born Shelton, England, on March 29, 1602. He was born to a Vicar's family with his mother being a Gentlewoman.  He was educated at Christ College in Cambridge and Trinity College in Dublin, where he gained his, bachelor, doctorate, and masters degrees. After his education, he joined the church and was first settled at Norton where he met Sir Rowland Cotton Knight who became his lifelong friend and patron. For the next several years, Lightfoot would travel to London, Uttoxetar, Stone, and then back to right outside of London. During his time in London, he became a Member of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster. During this time, Lightfoot often disagreed and argued with his fellow members about various Church decisions and protocols.  Some of these decision included whether to preach on Christmas day, make Court consist of Lay Elders, and the election of Ministers by their parish. In 1643, Lightfoot moved to the rectory of Much-Munden, at which place he stayed until his death. In 1655, Lightfoot was chosen as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
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