Parker, Robert (1)

Parker, Robert (1), a Puritan divine of considerable learning and reading, was educated at Benet College, Cambridge, and .after graduation (1583) was made a fellow thereof. He was finally presented to the benefice of Wilton, in Wiltshire. In 1607 he was obliged to quit the country, and he found refuge in Holland, because he had dared to publish A Discourse against Symbolizing with

Antichrist in Ceremonies. Parker died in 1614. After his death was published De Politica Ecclesiastica Christi et Hierarchica opposita, libri tres, in quibus tam verae disciplinae fundamnenta, quamt omnes fere de eadem controversime, summo cum judicio et doctrina methodice pertractantur (Frankfl. 1616, 4to): — A Discourse concerning the Puritans (1641, 4to): — The Mystery of the Vials opened in the 16th Chapter of Revelation (1651, 4to): — Exposition of the Fourth Vial (1654, 4to). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Neal, Hist. of the Puritan.

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