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Dr Ezekiel Hopkins
The Doctrine of the Two Sacraments
London - Richard Smith, 1712 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An interesting religious text by the late Lord Bishop of Londonderry. First edition. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece. Ezekiel Hopkins (died 1690) was an Anglican divine in the Church of Ireland, who was Bishop of Derry from 1681 to 1690. He was born in Devon, and was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a chorister from 1648 to 1653, and graduated B. A. in 1655 and M. A. in 1656. After 1660 he was assistant to William Spurstow in Hackney, but he conformed after the Act of Uniformity 1662, becoming a lecturer in London. In 1666, he became minister of St Mary Arches, Exeter. Lord Robartes appointed Hopkins his chaplain on becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1669; in 1670 Hopkins was made bishop of Raphoe. His translation to Derry was in 1681. In 1689 he returned to England, becoming preacher at St Mary Aldermanbury, and dying the next year. Ezekiel Hopkins written legacy includes his Expositions of the Ten Commandments, which remains in print into the modern era. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, a trifle worn with bumping to corners and cracking to front joint. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with occasional spotting and slight water damage to last few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.
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