February 26, 2012

Key Dates in John Howe's Life

1630 - born in Loughborough
1634-42 in Ireland at his dad's ejection
1647 - to Cambridge
1648 - to Oxford
1650 - fellow at Magdalen
1652 - ordained
1654 - minister at Great Torrington, Devon
1655 - married (five children)
1656 - domestic chaplain to Cromwell
1658 - Savoy Conference
1658 - Oliver died; H served Richard briefly
1658-62 - back at Torrington
1660 – Man’s Creation in a Holy but Mutable State
1662 - ejected from the Church of England
1662-71 - itinerant ministry
1668 – Blessedness of the Righteous
1671-75 Ireland - personal chaplain to Viscount Massareene of Antrim
1674 – Delighting in God
1675 - London
1675-1705 - minister of Haberdasher's Hall/ Silver St
1675 - Living Temple, Part I
1677 - Merchants Lecturer - to replace Thomas Manton
1677 – The Reconcileableness of God’s Prescience of the Sins of Men with the Wisdom and Sincerity of His Counsels, Exhortations and Whatsoever Means He Uses to Prevent Them
1681-85 - persecution intensified - over to the Netherlands.
1681 – Of Charity in Reference to Other Men’s Sins
1684 – The Redeemer’s Tears
1685-87 - in Netherlands - lecturing; Got to know William of Orange
1687 - back to England
1689 - Humble Requests
1689-91 - working on 'Happy Union'
1690s - regular ministry
1693 – The Carnality of Religious Contention
1699-1702 - Occasional Conformity debate
1701 – Consideration … concerning Occasional Conformity
1702 – Living Temple, Part II
1705 - died

Taken from David P. Field's chapter "John Howe and Moderate Presbyterianism" in ‘Rigide Calvinisme in a Softer Dresse’: The Moderate Presbyterianism of John Howe

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