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Edward C. Brooks, Life of William Whitaker. English, c. 1968-71

The Revd Edward C. Brooks, MA, BD, rector of Somerleyton, Suffolk: '"Dialogue and syllogism in the sixteenth century": a study in the life and theology of William Whitaker (ob. 1595), Master of St John's College, Cambridge 1587-1595 AD and Regius Professor of Divinity 1580-1595 AD', a thesis submitted to the University of Leeds for the degree of PhD, awarded 1971. Another copy of the dissertation is held at the Brotherton Library. Whitaker was a leading theologian of the Elizabethan Church, following in the tradition of John Jewel. In controversy with the Jesuits he dwelt at length on historical and theological aspects of Scripture and the Church, focusing at various times on the Patristic period, the function of the Papacy in the Church, and the Lambeth Articles of 1595.

Supplementary information 

265x210 mm. iii+584 pp. in two volumes, including an index. College bookplates inside front covers. Presented by the author, 1975 (see his letter to the Librarian, 3 May 1975, inside back cover of first volume).

Duplicated typescript, with some manuscript additions and annotations. Paper, with dark green cloth binding.

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