John Edwards

1637-1716. Calvinist divine. Cambridge graduate, he ministered at Trinity Church, Cambridge, from 1664 and stuck to his task even when plague struck the area. Later he held a fellowship at St. John's College, where his position became untenable because of his Calvinist views. After two further brief pastorates he retired because of declining health and the anti-Calvinist temper of the times. He lived for thirty years more and published more than forty works, notably the Socinians' Creed, intended as an answer to John Locke.*