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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

British Calvinists: Tobias Crisp (1600-1643)

Tobias Crisp (1600-1643) obtained a BA from Christ's, Cambridge and his MA from Balliol, Oxford in 1629. He married Mary Wilson at this time and had thirteen children. He was ordained and became the parson at Brinkworth, Wiltshire after a short time at Newington Butts, Surrey. He began his ministry as an arminian but became a high Calvinist;  he was a controversial figure and was accused of antinomianism. 

During the Civil war he was forced to leave his parish and fled to London. It was in London he met with opposition from other Calvinists. Some have suggested this was die in part to Crisp's popularity as a preacher. He died in 1643 of smallpox.

His Christ Alone Exalted  was published posthumously by Robert Lancaster. John Gill, in 1765, published the complete Works

Some of his works are available here:

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