John James Blunt
John James Blunt (1794 – 18 June 1855) was an English Anglican priest. His writings included studies of the early Church.
Blunt was born at Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree as fifteenth wrangler in 1816 and obtained a fellowship. He was appointed a Worts travelling bachelor 1818, and spent some time in Italy and Sicily, afterwards publishing an account of his journey. He proceeded MA in 1819, BD 1826, and was Hulsean Lecturer in 1831-1832 while holding a curacy in Shropshire.
His chief book was Undesigned Coincidences in the Writings both of the Old and New Testaments (1833; fuller edition, 1847). Some of his writings, among them the History of the Christian Church during the First Three Centuries and the lectures On the Right Use of the Early Fathers, were published posthumously.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Grant, Arthur Henry (1886). "Blunt, John James". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 5. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blunt, John James". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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