Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
James Ussher's popular and influential *A Body of Divinitie* (1645) "was little else but a commonplace book that by no means always represented his own opinions...." http://www2.bartleby.com/217/0608.html
A body of divinitie, or The summe and substance of Christian religion catechistically propounded, and explained, by way of question and answer: methodically and familiarly handled. Composed long since by James Usher B. of Armagh: and at the earnest desires of divers godly Christians now printed and published. The fifth edition; corrected and much enlarged by the author. Whereunto is adjoyned a tract, intituled Immanuel. Or The mystery of the incarnation of the Son of God; heretofore written and published by the same author.by James Ussher; James Ussher London : Printed by William Hunt for Theodore Crowley, at his shop in S. Dunstands [sic] Church-yard in Fleet-street, M DC LVIII.  http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/top3mset/...
This was the same Bishop Ussherwho calculated the precise date of the Creation, based on study of the Bible and ancient history, as the nightfall preceding 23 October, 4004 B.C., a date still adhered to by modern Creationists. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbishop_Ussher
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