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Daniel Cawdrey (1588-1664),

An active Westminster Puritan and powerful Reformed preacher who wrote extensively on church government.
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Biography of Daniel Cawdrey (1588-1664):

Daniel Cawdrey (1588-1664), was a nonconformist divine, the youngest son of Robert Cawdrey, not of Zachary Cawdrey, vicar of Melton Mowbray, as Mr. Nichols supposes (History of Leicestershire). He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and was instituted to the living of Great Billing, Northamptonshire, in 1625, ‘in the presentation of the king by wardship of Christopher Hatton, esq.’ He became one of the leading members of the assembly of divines appointed by parliament in 1643 for the regulation of religion. He was one of the Presbyterian ministers who signed the address to the Lord General Fairfax remonstrating against all personal violence against the king. At the Restoration he was recommended to Lord Clarendon for a bishopric. Instead, however, of coveting further promotion, he refused to submit to the Act of Uniformity in 1662, and was ejected from his benefice, upon which he retired to Wellingborough, where he died in October 1664 in his seventy-sixth year. He was an able and voluminous writer of controversial divinity, both against the Anglicans on the one side and the independents on the other; and he measured swords with two of the ablest advocates of both, Henry Hammond and John Owen.

[Taken from Baker’s History of Northamptonshire, p. 23; Daniel Cawdrey’s “Works”; Palmer’s Memorial, iii, 27.] 


Independency a Great Schism by Daniel Cawdrey – eBook
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A Vindication of the Keys of the Kingdom into the Hands of the Right Owners by Daniel Cawdrey – eBook
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A Biblical Response to Superstition, Will-Worship and the Christmas Holiday by Daniel Cawdreys – eBook
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A Discourse on Church Discipline and Reformation by Daniel Cawdrey – eBook
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Family Reformation Promoted, and Other Works by Daniel Cawdrey – eBook
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The Saint’s Will Judge the World, and Other Sermons by Daniel Cawdrey – eBook
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  • A late great shipwrack of faith: occasioned by a fearful vvrack of conscience (1655) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • A sober ansvver, to a serious question. (1652) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Bowing towards the altar, upon religious reasons, impleaded as grossely superstitious. (1661) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Church-reformation promoted: in a sermon on Matth. 18. vers. 15, 16, 17 (1657) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Diatribe triplex: or A threefold exercitation, concerning 1. Superstition. 2. Will-worship. 3. Christmas festivall (1654) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Family reformation promoted (1655) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Humilitie, the saints liuerie; or, The habit of humilitie, the grace of graces (1624) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Independencie a great schsim proved against Dr. Owen his apology in his tract of schism (1657) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Independencie a great schsim proved against Dr. Owen his apology in his tract of schism (1657) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Independency further proved to be a schism. Or, A survey of Dr Owens review of his tract of schism (1658) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Sabbatum redivivum. Part 1 (1645) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Sabbatum redivivum. Parts 2-4 (1652) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Selfe-examination required in every one, for the worthy receiving of the Lords Supper (1646) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Superstitio superstes: or, The reliques of superstition newly revived. (1641) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • The account audited and discounted: or, a vindication of the three-fold diatribee, of 1. Supersition, 2. Will-worship, 3. Christmas festivall (1658) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • The depths of Satan discovered: or, the Jesuits last design to ruine religion (1649) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • The good man a publick good, 1. passively, 2. actively. (1643) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • The inconsistencie of the independent way, with scripture, and it self (1651) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Three sermons: viz: 1. A commission for an assise, granted to the saints. 2. A close hypocrite discovered. 3. The lawfulnesse of doing good out of hope of reward (1641) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Vindiciæ clavium: or, A vindication of the keyes of the kingdome of Heaven, into the hands of the right owners (1645) by Daniel Cawdrey
  • Vindiciae vindiciarum. Part 2 (1651) by Daniel Cawdrey

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