Gauden John, Dd

Gauden John, D.D., bishop of Worcester, was born at Mayfield, Essex, in 1605. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, and subsequently obtained the rectorship of Brightwell, Berkshire, and the deanery of Bocking. In 1660 be became bishop of Exeter, and was translated to Worcester in 1662, "much disappointed at missing the lucrative see of Winchester." He died in the same year. He was a man of great talents, and very industrious, but ambitious and avaricious. He was the publisher of king Charles I's Eikon. Basilike, of which some have considered him as the author. Of his own works, the principal are, Three Sermons preached upon several public Occasions (Lond. 1642, 4to): — Hieraspistes, a defense of the ministry and ministers of the Church of England (Lond. 1653, 4to): — Considerations touching the Liturgy of the Church of England, etc. (London, 1661, 4to): — A Sermon preached on the Occasion of the Death of Bp. Brownrig (London, 1660, sm. 8vo): — Ecclesiae Anglicanae suspiria (London, 1659, fol.): — Anti Baal Berith (London, 1661, 4to): — Analysis of the Covenant (London, 1660, 4to). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, s.v.; Nichols, Calvinism and Arminianism, volume 1 ad fin.; Hook, Eccl. Biog. 5:279.

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