Whitaker, William, Dd
Whitaker, William, D.D.
an eminent English divine, was born at Holme, Lancashire, in 1548. He was educated at St. Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed to a fellowship; became regius professor of divinity at Cambridge in 1579; was appointed chancellor of St. Paul's in 1580; and became master of St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1586. He died at Cambridge, Dec. 4,1595. Mr. Whitaker was an able Calvinistic writer, and a powerful champion of Protestantism against the attacks of popery. He published, The Liturgy of the Church of England, in Latin and Greek (1596): — Catechismus, sive Prima Institutio Discplinaque Pietatis Christiana Latine Explicata, etc. (1570): — Ad Rationes Decem Ednundi Campiani Jesuitce, Responsio, etc. (1581): — A Disputation on Holy Scripture against the Papists, especially Bellarmine and Stapleton (first published in Latin in 1588, afterwards in English): — and other controversial works. A collection of his Opera Theologica was published at Geneva in 1610, 2 vols. fol.