The fortunes of Jeremy Taylor rose and fell and rose again during the English Civil War and the Restoration. He was Chaplain to Charles I, then later with the Royalist Army; at Cromwell’s ascension he went into exile with a family in Wales, then came back as a bishop in Ireland. He was a deeply spiritual man and a literary genius, the author of “Holy Living” and “Holy Dying” (1651), and an advocate of religious toleration, back when churches sought dominance to suppresses all others.

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