See also:Nonconformist divine, was
See also:born probably in
See also:Lincolnshire or Nottingham-
See also:shire about 1575 . He seems to have studied at Cambridge, and to have been influenced by
See also:William Perkins . He took orders and held a curacy in Norwich, but was attracted by Puritan doctrines, and finally associated himself with a
See also:meeting at" Gainsborough (where the "
See also:Robinson Memorial
See also:Church " bears witness to his
See also:work) . In 16o6 the members divided into two
See also:societies, Robinson becoming
See also:minister of the one which made its headquarters at Scrooby, a neighbouring
See also:village . The increasing hostility of the authorities towards
See also:nonconformity soon forced him and his
See also:people to think of
See also:flight, and, not without difficulty, they succeeded in making their
See also:escape in detachments to
See also:Holland . Robinson settled in Amsterdam in ,6o8, but in the following
See also:year re-moved, with a large contingent, to
See also:Leiden, where he ministered to a community whose numbers gradually
See also:grew from one
See also:hundred to three hundred . In 162o a considerable minority of these sailed for England in the " Speedwell," and ultimately crossed the
See also:Atlantic in the "
See also:Mayflower "; it was Robinson's intention to follow as soon as practicable, along with the
See also:rest of his
See also:flock, but he died before the plan could be carried out, on the 1st of
See also:March 1625 . In the early stages of the Arminian controversy he took the Calvinistic side, and even engaged in a public disputation with the famous
See also:Episcopius . He
See also:bore a high reputation even among his ecclesiastical opponents, and one of them (Robert
See also:Baillie) calls him " the most learned, polished and modest spirit that ever that
See also:sect enjoyed." He was large-minded and eminently reasonable in spirit, recognizing
See also:parish assemblies where " the pure word and discipline " prevailed as true churches of
See also:God . His sound
See also:judgment is seen in the way in which he adjusted the relations of elders and church—the most delicate
See also:practical problem of
See also:Congregationalism . Amongst his publications may be mentioned
See also:Justification of Separation from the Church (161o), Apologia Brownistarum (1619), A Defence of the
See also:Doctrine propounded by the Synod of
See also:Dort (1624), and a
See also:volume of Essays, or Observations Divine and Moral, printed in 1625 . His
See also:Works (with one exception, A Manumission to a Manduction, since published by the Massachusetts
See also:Historical Society,
See also:ser. iv., vol .
I.), including a memoir, were reprinted by R .
See also:Ashton in three vols. in 1851 . A
See also:summary of their contents is given in G . Punchard,
See also:History of Congregationalism (New
See also:York, 1867), iii . 300-344 . See further CONGREGATIONALISM, and the literature there cited; also O . S .
See also:Davis, John Robinson (
See also:Connecticut, 1897) .
HENRY CRABB ROBINSON (1777–1867)
JOHN ROBINSON (1650-1723)
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