|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1668, England|
from "Captive Faith - Prison Experience in Christian History":
"Joseph Alleine was the devoted pastor of Taunton. A non-conformist (that is one who rejected the practices of England's state church) he was driven from his pulpit when a restrictive law was enacted. Because he refused to be muzzled, traveling about preaching, he was thrown into prison. When released, he resumed preaching and went back to prison. This happened again and again. Finally he died, worn out, at the young age of 34. Friends buried him in Taunton.
Not one-sided, he was a loving husband to Theodosia Alleine, and a scientific thinker who associated with the founders of the Royal Society. He preached, prayed, wrote and pleaded with his contemporaries to follow Christ. His most famous work, "An Alarm to the Unconverted", also known as "The Sure Guide to Heaven", is still in print.
While in prison, Alleine penned a number of letters, exhorting his followers to a deeper walk with Christ."
Theodosia Alleine Alleine (1630 - ____)
Isabella Alleine Rutherford (1655 - 1740)*
Hic jacet dominus JOSEPHUS ALLEINE,
Holocaustum, Tauntonenses, et Deo et vobis.
(Literal translation: Here lies Master Josephus Alleine - A burnt offering [sacrifice] to Taunton, and to God, and to You)
St. Mary Magdalene Church
Taunton Deane Borough
Created by: Rebecca Paddon
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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To my 7th great grandfather. What a wonderful example you are to those of us who follow you. Thank you for what you have done.|
Added: Apr. 18, 2015
In memoriam of 12th GG|
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