Edwards, Jonathan, Dd
Edwards, Jonathan, D.D.
an English divine and able writer against Socinianism, was born at Wrexham, Denbighshire, in 1629, and in 1655 became a servitor of Christ Church, Oxford, where he was admitted A.B., October, 1659. He was rector of Kiddington, Oxfordshire, which he exchanged, in 1681, for Hinton, Hampshire; was elected principal of Jesus College in 1686, and treasurer of Llandaff in 1687. He held other important offices, and died July 20, 1712. His publications are, Remarks upon Dr. Sherlock's Examination of the Oxford Decree, etc. (Oxford, 1695, 4to): APreservative against Socinianism (in 4 parts): — A Vindication of the Doctrine of Original Sin (Oxford, 1711, 8vo). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.