See also:bishop, was
See also:born at Northampton, and educated at Wadham
See also:Oxford . His Presbyterian views caused him to move to Trinity College, where, however, the influence of the
See also:fellow induced him to join the
See also:Church of England, and he was ordained in 1664 . In 1665 he published an
See also:essay entitled Tentamina physicotheologica de Deo, dedicated to Archbishop Sheldon, who in 1667 appointed him one of his chaplains . He became rector of Chartha.m, Kent, in the same
See also:year . In 167o he became archdeacon of Canterbury, and two years after he was appointed rector of Ickham, Kent . In 1673 he was elected
See also:master of Eden-
See also:bridge Hospital . His Discourse of Ecclesiastical Politie (
See also:London, 1670), advocating state regulation of religious affairs, led him into controversy with Andrew Marvell (1621-1675) .
See also:James II. appointed him to the bishopric of Oxford in 1686, and he in turn forwarded the
See also:king's policy, especially by defending the royal right to appoint
See also:Roman Catholics to
See also:office . In 1687 the ecclesiastical commission forcibly installed him as
See also:president of Magdalen College, Oxford, the
See also:fellows having refused to elect any of the king's nominees . He was commonly regarded as a Roman Catholic, but he would appear to have been no more than an extreme exponent of the High Church
See also:doctrine of passive obedience . After he became president the
See also:action of the king in replacing the expelled fellows with Roman Catholics agitated him to such a degree as to hasten his end; to the priests sent to persuade him on his
See also:bed to be received into the' Roman Church he declared that he " never had been and never would be of that religion," and he died in the communion of the Church of England .
See also:Parker's second son,
See also:SAMUEL PARKER (1681-1730), was the author of Bibliotheca biblica, or Patristic Commentary on the Scriptures (1720-1735), an abridged
See also:translation of
See also:Eusebius, and other
See also:works .
He was also responsible during 1708 and 1709 for a monthly periodical entitled Censura temporum, or
See also:Good and
See also:Ill Tendencies of Books . He passed most of his
See also:life in retirement at Oxford . His younger son
See also:Richard founded the well-known
See also:firm in Oxford . See Magdalen College and James II . 1686-1688, by the Rev . J . R . Bloxam (Oxford
See also:Historical Society, 1886) .
MATTHEW PARKER (1504-1575)
SIR GILBERT PARKER (1862— )
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