Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

9 December 1608 A.D. John Milton Born—Anglican-Turn-Presbyterian-Turn-Independentist; Author of Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671)

9 December 1608 A.D.  John Milton Born—Anglican-Turn-Presbyterian-Turn-Independentist;  Author of Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671)


John Milton (1608 to 1674)



Great despite his blindness.

John Milton was born in London. He grew up an Anglican, but later turned Presbyterian, and finally, Independent. Secular intellectuals speak highly of his poetry, but say little about his greatest works: Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), and Samson Agonistes (1671).

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