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September 6

“Procession at Westminister Abbey,”  Canaletto, (1749)

“Procession at Westminister Abbey,” Canaletto, (1749)

1647 – The Assembly of Divines at Westminster in London, England order John Biddle’s Two-fold Catechism to be burned by the common hangman (signifying that its publication was a criminal offense) and also ordered the Committee of Plundered Ministers to examine Biddle. Biddle was a thorough Unitarian and a fine Biblical scholar. His books offended mainline Christians, who found Unitarian ideas blasphemous and treasonous.

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