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Robert Cleaver (d. 1613)

A Presbyterian preacher, theologian, and Puritan Divine.
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“For those who deny the Sabbath must think and know, that the blood of those they seduce, will in time be required at their hands.”

His Works:

(Puritan Publications is working to publish all of Cleaver’s important works.)

A Declaration of the Christian Sabbath by Robert Cleaver – eBook
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A Godly form of Household Govenrment – by Robert Cleaver


Biography of Robert Cleaver (d. 1613):

Robert Cleaver was minister at Drayton in Oxfordshire, but silenced by Archbishop Bancroft for nonconformity. In the year 1571, Mr. Thomas Merburie of Christ’s college, Cambridge, left a legacy in his last will and testament “to that grave and learned man, Mr. Cleaver.” He was a most pious, excellent, and useful preacher. Mr. Clark styles him “a godly minister, a bright shining star, and a very able textman.” He died about the year 1613. He was author of “An Exposition on the last chapter of Proverbs.” Mr. Cleaver and Mr. Dod were joint authors of “An Exposition on the ten Commandments,” for which they were usually called decalogists. They also published “The Patrimony of Christian Children,” containing a defense of infant-baptism, with some strictures on the sentiments of the baptists. And one of their more popular works was a volume on the family called “A Godly Form of household government.”

Part of this short notation on Cleaver was taken from Benjamin Brook’s Lives of the Puritans, Volume 3 in the Addenda.


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