Howe, John, 1630–1705, English Puritan clergyman. As domestic chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, he advocated religious toleration. After the Restoration, he preached in secret (1662–71) until, becoming chaplain to Lord Massereene of Antrim Castle, Ireland, he turned his attention to writing. He eventually settled at Utrecht until the Declaration of Indulgence (1687) permitted his return to England. Howe's principal work is The Living Temple of God, an expression of his Puritanism. It is included in his collected works (1724).
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