Jeremy Taylor

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  • Aali Areefur Rehman (Rajshahi University)

Preacher, pastor, scholar and Bishop of the Church of England, Jeremy Taylor is known for his devotional works, the best of which, Holy Living and Holy Dying, continue to be read for spiritual guidance and comfort by Christians of many denominations. Numbered among the group known as the Caroline Divines of the seventeenth century - which included Lancelot Andrewes, Henry Hammond, George Herbert as well as his patron, William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury - Taylor is remembered as a writer of distinction whose style in his sermons and devotional works is a landmark in the development of English prose. Much of his life was spent in adversity amidst the events of the Civil War, though with intervals of relative comfort …

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Citation:
Rehman, Aali Areefur. "Jeremy Taylor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 July 2004
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