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NameWilliam Perkins
Livedb. ca. 1558-03-25 - d. 1602-10-22 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Joshua 1:2 -- subject of sermon (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesSt Andrew the Great -- ParishChrist's College -- Place of Study
Source of DataACAD (Venn) (ID: PRKS577W); ODNB (Article: 21973); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedACAD (Venn) (ID: PRKS577W); ODNB (Article: 21973)
Other NoteThe exact birth date of William Perkins is unknown. He was born at Marston Jabbett, Warwickshire. He matriculated pensioner from Christ's College, Cambridge in June 1577, graduating B.A. in 1581. Perkins proceeded M.A. in 1584 and held a Fellowship at Christ's College for eleven years. He served as Lecturer of Great St Andrew's, Cambridge until his death on 22 October 1602. He was buried at his church at his college's expense. William Perkins is remembered today as a highly influential Calvinist theologian. His publications included A Golden Chaine (1591), A Salve for a Sicke Man (1595), and A Reformed Catholike (1597). See Donald K. McKim, Ramism in William Perkins' Theology (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1987); W. B. Patterson, William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
GEMMS record createdMay 07, 2021
GEMMS record last editedMay 18, 2021