KING, HENRY CHURCHILL: Congregationalist; b. at Hillsdale, Mich., Sept. 18, 1858. He studied at Hillsdale College, Oberlin College (B.A., 1879), Oberlin Theological Seminary (from which he was graduated in 1882), Harvard (1882-84), and Berlin (1893-94). While a student in the seminary he was tutor in Latin (1879-81) and mathematics (1881-82) in the preparatory department of his college. He returned to Oberlin in 1884 and was associate professor of mathematics there until 1890, when he was transferred to the department of philosophy, being promoted to a full professorship of the latter subject in the following year. Since 1897 he has been professor of theology in the same institution, of which he was elected sixth president in 1902. He was a member of the committee of ten appointed in 1893 by the National Education Association to report on studies in secondary schools, and has written: Outline of Erdmann's History of Philosophy (New York, 1892); Appeal of the Child (baccalaureate sermons; Oberlin, 1900); Outline of the "Microcosms" of Hermann Lotze (1901); Reconstruction in Theology (New York, 1901); Theology and the Social Consciousness (1902); Personal and Ideal Elements in Education (1904); Rational Living: Some Practical Inferences from Modern Psychology (1905); Letters to Sunday School Teachers on the Great Truths of our Christian Faith (Boston, 1906); Seeming Unreality of the Spiritual Life (New York, 1908); and Laws of Friendship—Human and Divine (1909).
KING, JOHN: Bishop of London; b. at Worminghall (8 m. e. of Oxford), Buckinghamshire, c. 1559; d. in London Mar. 30, 1621. He studied at the Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A., 1580; M. A., 1583; B.D., 1591; D.D., 1601) and, on taking orders, became domestic chaplain to John Piers, archbishop of York. He was made archdeacon of Nottingham 1590, rector of St. Andrew, Holborn, 1597, prebendary of St. Paul's 1599, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1605, prebendary of Lincoln 1610, and bishop of London 1611. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford 1607-10, and was also a royal chaplain, both under Queen Elizabeth and James I., who styled him the "King of preachers." The report that on his death-bed he became reconciled to the Church of Rome is unfounded. He published several single sermons and Lectures upon Jonas, Delivered at Yorke in . . . 1594 (Oxford, 1597), reprinted in Nichols' Commentaries of the Puritan Period (vol. i., London, 1864).
BIBLIOGRAPHY: A. à. Wood, Athenae Oxonienses, ed. P. Bliss, ii. 294, 634, 861, iii. 839, Fasti, i. 248, 255, 4 vols., London, 1813-20; DNB, xxxi. 136-138 (where reference to scattered notices is given).
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