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Calamy, Edmund, D.D.

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grandson of the preceding, was born in London April 5, 1671. At the age of seventeen he went to the University of Utrecht, where he was placed under the tuition of the distinguished professors De Vries and Graevius. In 1691, when Principal Carstairs was sent to Holland in quest of a gentleman to fill a professor's chair in the University of Edinburgh, he applied to Calamy, and pressed him to accept the situation; but he declined the honor, though soon afterward he returned to England for the purpose of pursuing his studies in the Bodleian Library. In 1700 he began to preach among the Nonconformists, and in 1703 he took charge of a congregation in Westminster, which he held for many years. In 1703 he arranged for the press Baxter's Life and Times, which publication gave rise to a dispute between Calamy and Hoadley. In 1709 he was made D.D. by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. After a laborious life, divided between preaching and writing, he died, June 3, 1732. Among his works are Discourses on Inspiration (Lond. 1710, 8vo): Sermons on the Trinity (Lond. 1722, 8vo): Defense of moderate Non-conformity(Lond. 1703-5, 3 vols. 8vo): The Non-conformist's Memorial (Lond.1721, 2 vols. 8vo): History of his Life and Times, edited by Rutt (Lond.1829, 2 vols. 8vo).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Calamy, Edmund, D.D.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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