Author: John Bond
John Bond was born in 1612 as the son of Dennis Bond,
a woollen draper in Dorchester. His father was an admirer
of John White, an Anglican priest supporting the puritan desires
of freedom of worship. It was also John White who gave John
Bond a profound education. Afterwards John Bond was sent to
Cambridge where he graduated as a bachelor in Civil Law. He
became a professor in Exeter. Due to his training, it is not
astonishing that John was known as a hard-working puritan.
Puritanism was a movement inside Protestantism in the 17th
and 18th Century. Puritans believed that there was too much
influence of the Roman Catholic Church inside the Anglican
Church. Afterwards, John Bond became a minister in London
and he was also a member of the Assembly of Divines, a council
which was set up by parliament to reform the Church of England.
He was Master of the Savoy hospital in London and Master of
Trinity Hall in Cambridge, the oldest College of the University.
John Bond died in 1676.
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On occasions he was asked to present a Sermon to Parliament.
Some sermons were reproduced afterwards in printed form. In
the sermon mentioned below he used 'Jehovah' as the Divine