Thomas Wise D.D. (1670/71–1726) was an eighteenth-century clergyman of the Church of England.
He was born at Drayton, Vale of White Horse, the son of John Wise from Dorchester, Oxfordshire.He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he was fellow 1694–1726.
He became rector of St Alphege Church, Canterbury (1709), vicar of Bekesbourne (1711), Six Preacher of Canterbury Cathedral (1711), prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral (1720), and was chaplain to the Princess of Wales (1721) and the Duke of Ormonde.
In 1706 he published an abridgement of Ralph Cudworth's Intellectual System.In 1711 he published The Christian Eucharist Rightly Stated.
Ralph Cudworth was an English Anglican clergyman, Christian Hebraist, classicist, theologian and philosopher, and a leading figure among the Cambridge Platonists who became 11th Regius Professor of Hebrew (1645–88), 26th Master of Clare Hall (1645–54), and 14th Master of Christ's College (1654–88). A leading opponent of Hobbes's political and philosophical views, his magnum opus was his The True Intellectual System of the Universe (1678).
John Tillotson was the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury from 1691 to 1694.
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John Battely (1646–1708) was an English antiquary and clergyman, Archdeacon of Canterbury 1688–1708. He was the author of two antiquarian works published after his death: Antiquitates Rutupinae and Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi ad Annum MCCLXXII Perductae. John Battely was the brother of Nicholas Battely, who edited William Somner's Cantuaria sacra, the first account of the antiquities of Canterbury.
Philip Bisse was an English bishop.
Thomas Godwin was an English bishop, who presided over the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
George Lavington was a Bishop of Exeter from 1746 to 1762.
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Robert Skinner was an English bishop successively of Bristol, of Oxford, and of Worcester.
William Holmes D.D. was an English academic, Vice-Chancellor and Regius Professor of Modern History of the University of Oxford. He was also Dean of Exeter between 1742 and 1748.
John Conybeare DD was Bishop of Bristol and one of the most notable theologians of the 18th century.
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William Bradshaw was a Welsh churchman, who in the course of his career served as Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and Bishop of Bristol.
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Richard Turner was an English Protestant reformer and Marian exile.
Rev. John Cooke was a post-Restoration Church of England clergyman.
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Richard West (1670?–1716) was an English churchman and academic, and was archdeacon of Berkshire from 1710.
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