John Arrowsmith (scholar)

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John Arrowsmith (29 March 1602 – 15 February 1659) was an English theologian and academic.

Life[edit]

He was born near Gateshead and entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1616. In 1623 he entered the fellowship of St Catherine Hall, Cambridge.[1]

In 1631 he became a preacher at King's Lynn, Norfolk. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly and preached to the Long Parliament on a number of occasions. He was elected as Master of St Johns, Cambridge, on 11 April 1644. In 1645 he became rector of St Martin Pomary, London.[2] He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1647-48.

In 1651, he was elected Regius Professor of Divinity, and, in 1653, Master of Trinity College. He resigned his professorship in 1655 and died February 1659, in Cambridge.

Works[edit]

  • The Covenant-avenging Sword Brandished (1643)
  • Englands Eben-ezer (1645)
  • A Great Wonder in Heaven (1647)
  • Armilla Catechetica (Cambridge, 1659)

References[edit]

  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
William Beale
Master of St John's College, Cambridge
1644–1653
Succeeded by
Anthony Tuckney
Preceded by
Samuel Collins
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge
1651—1656
Succeeded by
Anthony Tuckney
Preceded by
Thomas Hill
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
1653–1659
Succeeded by
John Wilkins
Preceded by
Thomas Hill
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
1647–1648
Succeeded by
Anthony Tuckney