John Harris

John Harris (1666-1719) was an early English mathematician, as well as a clergyman. He was editor of The Dictionary of Arts and Sciences in 1704, considered to be the first real encyclopedia in the English language. He was an early member and vice president of the Royal Society. He also was an active Christian apologist, giving the Boyle lectures in 1698 under the title: “Atheistical Objections Against the Being of God and His Attributes, Fairly Considered and Fully Refuted.”

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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