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:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

24 January 1573 A.D. John Donne Born—Anglican Cleric & “Metaphysical Poet”

24 January 1573 A.D. John Donne Born—Anglican Cleric & “Metaphysical Poet”

John Donne (1573 to 1631)

Church of England

From Adventurer to Metaphysical Poet

Poet John Donne was born (the date and year are disputed). An adventurer as a youth, he wrote worldly poetry, but eventually was ordained in the Anglican faith, preached memorable sermons and wrote poems of theological depth, such as "Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God."

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