Saravia, Hadrian A

Saravia, Hadrian A., Classed among the English divines, although of Spanish extraction, was born at Hisdin, in Artois, France, in 1531. In 1582 he became professor of divinity and preacher to the French Church at Leyden. Influenced, doubtless, by his preference for episcopal government, he went to England in 1587, where he was well received by the prelates and divines. He first settled in Jersey, where he taught school and preached to his exiled countrymen there; afterwards he was master of the free grammar school at Southampton. He was successively promoted to a prebend in the churches of Gloucester (1591), Canterbury (1595), and Westminster (1601). He showed great learning in defending the episcopacy against Beza, when the latter recommended its abolition in Scotland. He died in 1613, and was interred in Canterbury Cathedral. A collective edition of all his works, which were in Latin, was published in 1611 (Lond. 1 vol. 4to), under the title of Diversi Tractatus Theologioe: De Diversis Gradibus Ministrorum Evangelii. See Hagenbach, Hist. of Doctrines, 2, 168, 186.

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