Goodman, Christopher, an English divine, was born at Chester in 1520. He studied at Brazennosem College, Oxford, and, afterwards held offices in that university during the reign of Henry VIII and Edward VI. When queen Mary ascended the throne he withdrew to Frankfort and thence to Geneva, where, with Knox, he became pastor of the English church. After Mary's death he went to Scotland, and became rector of St. Andrews in 1560. About 1565 he returned to England, and accompanied Sir Henry Sidney in his expedition against Ireland. He was afterwards rector of Chester, and died there in 1602. He wrote, How far superior Powers are to be obeyed of their Subjects (Geneva, 1558, 16mo), against queen Mary: — A Commentary upon Amos. Wood erroneously attributes to him Knox's The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. See Wood, Athenae Oxonienses. (volume 1); Scott, Lives of the Scotch Reformers;
Peck, Desiderata (volume 1); Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Generale, 21:261; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, s.v.