Robert South (September 4, 1634 - July 8, 1716), was an English churchman. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1716 ( MDCCXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He was the son of Robert South, a London merchant, and Elizabeth Berry.
He was born at Hackney, Middlesex, and was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford. The London Borough of Hackney ( is a London borough in North-East London and forms part of Inner London. The Royal College of St Peter in Westminster, almost always known as Westminster School, is one of Britain 's leading boys' Independent schools with Not to be confused with Christchurch, a city in New Zealand. Christ Church (Ædes Christi the temple or house of Christ and thus sometimes known as Before taking orders in 1658 he was a champion of Calvinism against Socinianism and Arminianism. Calvinism (sometimes called the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) is a theological system and an approach to the Socinianism is a form of Antitrinitarianism, named for Laelius Socinus (died 1562 in Zürich) and of his nephew Faustus Socinus Arminianism is a school of soteriological thought within Protestant Christianity based on the theological ideas of the Dutch He also showed a leaning to Presbyterianism, but on the approach of the Restoration his views on church government underwent a change; he was regarded by many as a time-server, though not necessarily a self-seeker. Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity The English Restoration, or simply The Restoration began in 1660 when the English monarchy, Scottish monarchy and Irish monarchy were restored
On August 10, 1660 he was chosen public orator of the university, and in 1661 domestic chaplain to Lord Clarendon. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Edward Hyde 1st Earl of Clarendon ( 18 February 1609 &ndash 9 December 1674) was an English Historian and statesman and In March 1663 he was made prebendary of Westminster, and shortly afterwards he received from his university the degree of D. Westminster is an area of Central London, within the City of Westminster. D. In 1667 he became chaplain to the Duke of York. James II of England and Ireland James VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 &ndash 16 September 1701 was King of England, King of Scots, Later that same year James A zealous advocate of the doctrine of passive obedience, he strongly opposed the Toleration Act, declaiming in unmeasured terms against the various Nonconformist sects. In 1676 he was appointed chaplain to Lawrence Hyde, Earl of Rochester, ambassador-extraordinary to the king of Poland, and he sent an interesting account of his visit to Edward Pococke in a letter, dated Dantzic, December 16, 1677, which was printed along with South's Posthumous Works in 1717. Laurence Hyde 1st Earl of Rochester, KG, PC (March 1641 &ndash May 2 1711) was an English statesman and writer Poland, or at least its nucleus was ruled at various times either by książęta (Dukes(ca Edward Pococke (1604-1691 was an English Orientalist and biblical scholar Gdańsk ( Polish pronunciation; 'Danzig', Gduńsk Gedania Dantiscum is the City at the centre of the fourth-largest Metropolitan area in Poland Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion In 1678 he was presented to the rectory of Islip, Oxfordshire.
Owing, it is said, to a personal grudge, South in 1693 published Animadversions on Dr Sherlock's Book, entitled a Vindication of the Holy and Ever Blessed Trinity, in which the views of William Sherlock were anonymously attacked with sarcastic bitterness. William Sherlock (c 1641 - June 1707 was an English church leader Sherlock published a Defence in 1694, to which South replied in Tritheism Charged upon Dr Sherlock's New Notion of the Trinity, and the Charge Made Good. The controversy was carried by the rival parties into the pulpit, and occasioned such keen feeling that the king interposed to stop it. During the greater part of the reign of Anne South remained comparatively quiet, but in 1710 he ranked himself among the partisans of Henry Sacheverell. Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714 became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702 succeeding William III of England and II of Henry Sacheverell (1674 &ndash 15 June 1724) was an English churchman and politician He declined the see of Rochester and the deanery of Westminster in 1713. Rochester is a town in Kent, England. It is located within the Unitary authority area of Medway and is at the lowest bridging point of the He was buried in Westminster Abbey. The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a large mainly Gothic church
South had a vigorous style and his sermons had homely and humorous appeal. His wit inclines towards sarcasm, and his quarrelsome temperament may have prevented his promotion to a bishopric. He was noted for the extent of his charity. He published a large number of single sermons, and they appeared in a collected form in 1692 in six volumes, reaching a second edition in his lifetime in 1715. There have been several later issues; one in two volumes, with a memoir (Bohn, 1845). Henry George Bohn ( January 4, 1796 &ndash August 22, 1884) was a British Publisher. His Opera posthuma Latina, including his will, his Latin poems, and his orations while public orator, with memoirs of his life, appeared in 1717. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. An edition of his works in 7 vols. was published at Oxford in 1823, another in 5 vols in 1842. See also WC Lake, Classic Preachers of the English Church (1st series, 1877). The contemporary notice of South by Anthony Wood in his Athenae is strongly hostile, said to be due to a jest made by South at Wood's expense. Anthony Wood or Anthony à Wood ( 17 December 1632 &ndash 28 November 1695) was an English antiquary.
South gave orders that his ashes should rest near those of his Master Busby at Westminster Abbey. At the south wall of the sanctuary stands a large monument of white marble with a reclining figure, right arm on a cushion, and hand on a skull, and a closed book in the left. The background is framed by two fluted Corintian column, on either side of an inscription tablet, surmounted by a glory, and two cherubs on drapery. On the cornice is an armorial cartouche decorated with flora festoonns, between two flaming urns. A cartouche (also cartouch) is an Oval or oblong design with a slightly Convex surface typically edged with ornamental Scrollwork.