Dury, John


Dury, John

▪ Scottish theologian
Dury also spelled  Durie  
born 1596, Edinburgh, Scot.
died Sept. 26, 1680, Kassel, Hesse-Kassel [Germany]

      Scottish Protestant clergyman who was a leading advocate of union of the Lutheran and Reformed churches.

      Dury was educated at Sedan, Leyden, and Oxford. By 1630 he had already begun working for unity between the churches, traveling among the courts and churches of the German states. His life became a constant round of travels, discussions, correspondence, and publishing in the pursuit of his cause. In 1645 he married a wealthy Irish woman. In 1654 he won the support of Oliver Cromwell and the English universities for a fresh effort and traveled through Switzerland, Germany, and the Low Countries, without success. He established a home in Kassel in 1661 and lived there until his death, still campaigning for the union of the churches. He wrote that the only fruit of his efforts was “that I see the miserable condition of Christianity, and that I have no other comfort than the testimony of my conscience.”

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