Blunt, John James

Blunt, John James, an English divine and voluminous writer, was born in Newcastle 1794, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow in 1816. In 1821 he became curate of Hodnet (to Reginald Heber), in 1834 rector of Great Oakley, Essex, and in 1819 Lady Margaret professor of divinity at Cambridge. He died in 1855. Among his writings are, Sketch of the Reformation in England (15 editions, 18mo):-Undesigned Coincidences in the Writings both of the Old and New Testaments an Argument (f their Veracity (Lond. 1850, 8vo, 3d edition; also New York, 12mo). This edition includes three works previously published, viz. The Veracity of the Books of Moses (Lond. 1835, 8vo):-The Veracity of the Historical Books of 0. T. (Hulsean Lect. 1831):-The Veracity of the Gospels and Acts (1828). He also wrote Introductory Lectures on the Early Fathers (1842, 8vo):Sermons before the University of Cambridge

(Lond. 18.649, 3 vols. 8vo). His writings are not ephemeral, but have substantial value for the science of Apologetics.

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