Whitby, Daniel, Dd
Whitby, Daniel, D.D.
an eminent English divine, was born at Rushden, Northamptonshire, in 1638. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1657, and became a fellow in 1664; took holy orders, became chaplain to Dr. Seth Ward, bishop of Salisbury, and was made prebendary of Salisbury in October, 1668; was admitted precentor of the same church in 1672; became rector of St. Edmund's, Salisbury, about the same time, which was his last preferment, and where he died, March 24, 1726. Among his published works are, Romish Doctrines not from the Beginning (1664): — Endeavor to Evince the Certainty of Christian Faith (1671): — Discourse concerning the Idolatry of the Church of Rome (1674): — Absurdity and Idolatry of Host Worship Proved (1679); The Protestant Reconciler Humbly Pleading for Condescension to Dissenting Brethren (1683). This work was condemned to be burned by the University of Oxford, and publicly retracted by Whitby: — A Paraphrase and Commentary on the New Testament (1703): Discourse of the Necessity and Usefulness of the Christian Revelation (1705). Late in life he became an Arian, and engaged in a dispute with Dr. Waterland He was a voluminous writer, the above- mentioned works being only a small part of what he gave to the public. His Paraphrase and Commentary is considered his best work.