Dod, John (2)

Dod, John an English divine, was born at Shotledge, Cheshire, in 1547; was bred in Jesus College, Cambridge; by nature a witty, by industry a learned, by grace a godly, divine; successively minister of Hanwell, in Oxford, Fenny Compton, in Warwick, Canons Ashby and Fawsley, in Northamptonshire, though for a time silenced in each of them, and died, after a holy life in troublesome times, in 1645. When his mouth was shut by the authorities he instructed as much as before by his holy demeanor and pious discourse. His chief production was an Exposition of the Ten Commandments (Lond. 1606), whence he is often styled the Decalogist. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:278; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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