Burton, Edward Dd

Burton, Edward D.D., professor of divinity at Oxford, was born at Shrewsbury, 1794, educated at Christ Church, Oxford, became select preacher to the University in 1824, and professor in 1829. He died in 1836. Dr. Burton was a most untiring student, and his writings are of decided value both in theology and Church history. The chief of them are, Inquiry into the Heresies of the Apostolic Age (Bampton Lecture, Oxf. 1829, 8vo): — Testimonies of the Ante- Nicene Fathers to the Divinity of Christ and to the Trinity (Oxf. 1829 and 1831, 2 vols. 8vo): — History of the Church from the Ascension of Jesus Christ to the Conversion of Constantine (Lond. 1836, small 8vo, 8th ed. 1850):Sermons preached before the University (Lond. 1832, 8vo): — The Greek Testament, with English Notes (1830, 2 vols. 8vo): — An Attempt to ascertain the Chronology of the Acts and Pauline Epistles (1830, 8vo): — Lectures on the Ecclesiastical History of the first Three Centuries (1833, 2 vols. 8vo; 3d ed. Oxf. 1845, 8vo); also editions of Cranmer's Catechism, Pearson on the Creed, Bishop Bull's Works, and the Canons of Eusebius. An edition of his works, with a memoir, has been published by Parker (Oxford, 5 vols.).

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