Fowler, Christopher

Fowler, Christopher an eminent Puritan divines, was born at Marlborough in 1611, and died is 1676. He was educated at Oxford, and took orders first in the English Church, but became a Presbyterian in 1641, and signalized his zeal by the earnestness of his preaching. He was made vicar of St. Mary's, Reading, but lost the post at the Restoration. Wood's prejudices doubtless influenced his view of Fowler, whom he calls "a conceited and fantastical Presbyterian." He wrote,

1. Daemonium Meridianum (1655, pt. 1. 4to; 1656, pt. 2. 4to): —

2. Anti-Christian Blasphemies, etc. (1655, 4to): —

3. Answer to Thomas Speed, a Quaker (1656), in which Simon Ford assisted him: —

4. Sermons (1675, 4to); and some occasional sermons. — Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict. 7:428; Allibone, Dict, of Authors, s.v. (J.W.M.)

 
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