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John Cotton
b. December 29, 1585 – d. December 23, 1652 • Congregationalist • Puritan
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Cotton, John
Cotton, John (1585–1652)The preeminent preacher, theologian, and civic leader in Boston from the time of his arrival there (July 1633). Cotton was born in Derby, England, educated at Trinity College, Oxford, and became Emmanuel College’s most outstanding scholar and preacher. His spiritual conversion
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Cotton, John (1584–1652)
Cotton, John (1584–1652)Cotton was born 4 December 1584 in Derby, England, the son of lawyer Roland Cotton. John’s education began in Derby, but by the age of thirteen he gained admission to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was eventually elected a fellow. From Trinity he moved to Emmanuel College
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Cotton, John
Cotton, John (1584–1652). Puritan who contributed to the development of “congregationalism,” a word he invented to describe a nonconformist polity. A native of England, from the time of his youth and academic formation he was inclined to Puritanism. The Puritans, a generation of Reformers inside the
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Cotton, John (1584–1652)
COTTON, JOHN (1584–1652)Cotton studied at Cambridge, UK, encountering the preaching of *Perkins and *Sibbes. Converted under Sibbes’ preaching, he was in turn instrumental in the conversion of John Preston. Ordained in the Church of England, Cotton agitated for a fully Reformed church and promulgated
Who’s Who in Christian History
Cotton, John
Cotton, John (1584–1652)Leader of Congregationalism in the American coloniesA popular preacher sympathetic to the Puritan cause in his native England, Cotton left England in 1633 rather than defend himself against charges of Puritanism. He settled in Massachusetts, quickly distinguishing himself as