John Edwards, an English divine, born in Hertford, Feb. 26, 1637, died in Cambridge, April 16, 1716. He graduated at Cambridge in 1661, and took charge of Trinity church there, thence removed successively to Bury St. Edmund's, to Colchester, and back to Cambridge. In 1699 he was made doctor of divinity; and from this time he became a voluminous writer, showing himself a subtle, able, and learned polemic. He was a very earnest Calvinist, and from his abhorrence of Arminianism connected it with popery. His most important works are " Veritas Bedux, or Evangelical Truths Restored;" "Inquiry into four remarkable Texts;" "Discourse concerning the Authority, Style, and Perfection of the Books of the Old and New Testaments;" " Survey of the several Dispensations of Religion;" "Answer to Dr. Whitby's Five Points;" "Animadversions on Dr. Clarke's Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity;" and "The-ologia Reformata: the Body and Substance of the Christian Religion." He wrote also several treatises against the Socinians.