Rainolds, John

Rainolds or Reynolds, John

(both: rĕn`əldz), 1549–1607, English clergyman and biblical scholar. He was a fellow (1568–86) of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and later president (1598–1607) of the college. He was a leading Puritan representative at the Hampton Court Conference (1604). He suggested to King James I that a new translation of the Bible be undertaken, and he assisted in translating the Prophets for the King James Version.
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Nicholas Carr, Bartholomew Clerke, John Rainolds, John Case, and Laurence Humphrey appear (with patrons like Philip Sidney and the Earl of Leicester) as part of an intricate web; and even the driest fields bear succulent fruits: Rainolds' De romanae ecclesiae idololatria is shown to containk a |high-powered aesthetic and metaphysical' discussion of |the nature of the visual image' (329); while the chapter on legal writings produces fascinating evidence of the relations between poetry and the law.