Twisse, William, Dd

Twisse, William, D.D.

a distinguished Nonconforming Calvinistic divine, was born at Newbury, Berkshire, England, in 1575. He was educated at, and became subsequently a fellow of, New College, Oxford. He became chaplain to princess Elizabeth, afterwards queen of Bohemia. After this he was appointed to the curacy of Newbury. In 1643 he was elected prolocutor of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. He confined himself with great thoroughness to the study of theology, and produced numerous works, among which are the following: Vanitie (1631, 4to): — Vindicia Gratiae, Potestatis, ac Providentice Dei (Amst. 1632, 4to): — Dissertatio de Scientia Media, tribus Libris absoluta (fol.): Morality of the Fourth Commandment (Lond. 1641): Treatise on Reprobation (1646, 4to): — Riches of God's Love to Vessels of Mercy Consistent with his Absolute Hatred, or Reprobation of Vessels of Wrath (Oxf. 1653, fol.). This work was strongly recommended by Dr. Owen, De Causa Dei contra Pelagium. He left a number of works in MS. His death occurred July 20, 1646.

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