Dod, John

Dod, John an eminent Puritan divine, was born at Shotledge, Cheshire, England, in 1547, and was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became fellow, and resided for sixteen years. At college he acquired great reputation both as a disputant and a preacher. His first settlement was at Hanwell, Oxfordshire, in 1581, where he remained twenty years, and was very popular and useful. He was suspended for non-conformity by Dr. Bridges, bishop of Oxford, and went to Cannons' Ashby, in Northamptonshire, where he was again silenced on a complaint to king James by bishop Neale. After the death of king James he gained liberty to resume his public labors, which he did with unremitted faithfulness and success till his death in August, 1645, at Fawesley, Northamptonshire, a living to which he was presented in 1624. Mr. Dod was an excellent scholar, especially in Hebrew. He published An Exposition of the Proverbs (London, 1608, 4to): — Sermons on Lamentations in (London, 1608, 4to): — A Remedy against Contentions (Lond. 1609, 4to); and, together with Robert Cleaver, An Exposition of the Ten Commandments, with a Catechism (Lond. 1632, 4to).

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