The Wanderer

"As I walked through the wilderness of this world . . ."

Matthew Henry

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Matthew Henry was born on 18 October 1662, not long after Black Bartholomew’s Day (24 August 1662), the date on which his father – in common with about 2000 other ministers of the gospel – was ejected from the Church of England for refusing to compromise his conscience by taking the Oath of Uniformity (binding those who took it to the prescribed forms of rite, ritual, administration of the ordinances, and prayers of the Church of England of its day). 350 years since his birth, what can we learn of his life and take from his legacy?

I try to answer this question exceedingly briefly at Reformation21. If you are interested in learning more, and will be in the London area on Monday 29 October at 1pm, I will be giving a lecture on Henry at the Evangelical Library. All are welcome.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Friday 19 October 2012 at 16:58

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  1. You’ve got the date for Black Bartholomew’s Day wrong! It should be 24 August 1662! See you at the Evangelical Library on Monday (I’m looking forward to your lecture).

    Peter Coles

    Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 15:34

    • Horrors! I have done that in any number of places. I was zeroed in on the month of Henry’s birth, and thoughtlessly dragged it across to the Ejection and then described accordingly. The correction is made (too late for the Evangelical Times, alas), with thanks.

      Jeremy Walker

      Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 15:46


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