4 Annotations

TerryF  •  Link

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

TerryF  •  Link

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. [1658] http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/top3mset/...

Paul Chapin  •  Link

This was the same Bishop Ussher
who 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

Log in to post an annotation.

If you don't have an account, then register here.


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


  • May