Jeanes, Henry

Jeanes, Henry an English divine, was born at Allensay, county of Somerset, in 1611, and was educated at Oxford University. He held first the rectory of Beercrocomb and Capland, and, after Walter Raleigh's expulsion, the rectory of Chedzoy. He died in 1662. Jeanes wrote several theological treatises:

(1) Abstinence from Evil: — (2) Indifference of Human Actions: — (3) Original Righteousness; besides several polemical tracts in a controversy which he waged against Dr. Hammond, Jeremy Taylor, Goodwin, etc.

An answer to Milton's Iconoclasts, entitled The Image Unbroken, was generally believed to be written by Jeanes, but Watt ascribes the work to Joseph Jane (see Allibone, Dict. of Authors, p. 957). — Hook, Eccles. Biogr. 6, 280.

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