Author: Theophilus Gale
Theophilus Gale was born in 1628. After his studies of
doctor in theology he became 'fellow' and tutor at the Magdalen
College Oxford in 1650. In 1657 he was appointed as preacher
in Winchester cathedral. In 1662 he refused to submit to the
Act of Uniformity, an Act of the Parliament of England, which
required the use of all the rites and ceremonies in the Book
of Common Prayer in Church of England services. It also required
episcopal ordination for all ministers. As a result, nearly
2,000 clergymen left the established church in what became
known as the Great Ejection. Theophilus Gale was one of these
men. He became tutor to the sons of Lord Wharton, whom he
accompanied to the Protestant college of Caen. He returned
to England in 1665. The latter portion of his life he spent
in London as assistant to John Rowe, an Independent minister
who had charge of an important church in Holborn. Gale succeeded
Rowe in 1677, and died the following year.
Book: Digitized by Google.
The book that we are showing, a philosophical work, was
published in parts. He used God's name in part III on page
108 and in part IV on the pages 21, 25, 201, 239, 240, 241,
251, 275, 276, 284, 339, 343, 363, 374, 385 and 462.
The following are a few of these pages: