The Works of the Reverend John Howe is essential for any serious student of Puritan thinking and those interested in learning more about the spiritual legacy of the Puritans. Howe was a respected, faithful minister and Christian thinker, who was known for his day-long church services. During the Act of Uniformity, in which religious freedom was prohibited, Howe gave up his church and became a chaplain under Oliver Cromwell.
Howe wrote extensively on doctrines of the Trinity, predestination, and community of believers, in addition to leading discussion groups of clergyman on matters of doctrine. His writings continue to inspire Christians today to lead holy lives, inspired by a right knowledge of God.
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John Howe was born in 1630, the son of a British clergyman. He was educated at Cambridge and Magdalen College, and became a Puritan minister. Famous for day–long church services, Howe gave up his church when the Act of Uniformity was passed in 1662. Before the Declaration of Indulgence in 1687 by James II, allowing religious freedom, Howe was a chaplain, as well as a private pastor. In 1687, he returned to his church in London, where he served till his death in 1705.