(15551626). Angl. prelate; b. Barking, London, Eng.; educ. Cambridge; after holding various positions he became dean of Westminster 1601; bp. Chichester 1605, Ely 1609, Winchester 1619; one of the translators of KJV (see Bible Versions, L 8, 1011); involved in controversy with R. Bellarmine,* who had attacked a writing of King James* that defended the oath of allegiance imposed 1606 as a result of discovery of the Gunpowder* Plot. Held that consecration changed the elements in the Lord's Supper; he did not describe the change but emphasized the sacrificial concept of the rite. Opposed Calvinism. See also High Church; Preston, John.
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