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The Zenith and Slow Decline of Hooker as the Icon of Restoration Anglicanism

Michael Brydon

in The Evolving Reputation of Richard Hooker: An Examination of Responses, 1600-1714

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199204816
eISBN:
9780191709500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204816.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Restoration cult of Hooker reached its climax under Charles I. It was challenged during the exclusion crisis, notably by Richard Baxter who claimed Hooker as a Reformed sympathizer and by ... More


Beyond the lives of particular men

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Richard Baxter’s Reliquiae Baxterianae was published posthumously. As edited by Matthew Sylvester and Edward Calamy, it became an important model for history writing from an eyewitness perspective in ... More


Baxter, Bates, and Howe: Calvinist Natural Theology and “Evidences”

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

in Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744831
eISBN:
9780199897339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744831.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Natural theology in England has been chiefly associated with Church of England authors. But three moderate Calvinist Presbyterians, Richard Baxter, William Bates, and John Howe, developed versions of ... More


The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Early modern theologians such as William Perkins, William Ames, Jeremy Taylor, and Richard Baxter see the rectified conscience as a syllogism worked out in partnership with God, which compares ... More


Joseph Alleine: Evangelical Calvinism

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

in Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744831
eISBN:
9780199897339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744831.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Joseph Alleine (1634–1668) was a young minister ejected from his parish in 1662 for refusal to accept the Act of Uniformity. He underwent several imprisonments for illegal preaching which impaired ... More


Richard Baxter (1615–91)

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the significance, the life, and the contributions of Richard Baxter. Baxter was ‘the outstanding figure among ejected ministers’. He is justly famous for his energetic pastoral ... More


“Jonathan Edwards, Calvin, Baxter & Co.”: Mark Twain and the Comedy of Calvinism

Joe B. Fulton

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Mark Twain grappled seriously with theologians from the Calvinist tradition. While many of his comments seem dismissive (and funny), it is clear that Calvinism charged his writing with what one might ... More


Conclusion

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes the discussion in the preceding chapters. It argues that Owen's particularism and Wesley's universalism are alike one-sided accounts of the gospel. At their best, both men may ... More


Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Kathleen Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Autobiographical narrative is seldom viewed as a catalyst for the social and political upheavals of mid‐seventeenth#x2010;century England and its colonies. This book argues that it should be. ... More


Local Contexts

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter adopts a different focus, examining the success or failure of reformation in specific communities, mainly urban. Progress depended on the presence and co-operation of reform-minded ... More


Christ's Righteousness and Ours

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the objections of John Owen, John Wesley, Richard Baxter, and John Tillotson to the doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ. It shows that, judged from a 16th-century ... More


Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Dewey D. Wallace

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744831
eISBN:
9780199897339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book contributes to studies on the development of Calvinism and Reformed Theology in the post-Reformation era and on later English Puritanism as it transitioned into Dissent. Beginning with the ... More


Introduction

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

in Humanizing the Laws of War: Selected Writings of Richard Baxter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680252
eISBN:
9780191760181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680252.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This introductory chapter begins with a biography of Richard R. Baxter. Baxter was born in New York City in 1921 and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980, at the age of 59. His death was ... More


Nature and Desire in Seventeenth-Century Puritanism

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth-century Puritanism, on both sides of the Atlantic, the importance of stirring and channeling holy desire was central to the spirituality inherited from John Calvin. The Puritans ... More


Witchcraft Restored

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter sets out to establish the nature of witchcraft theory in England in the wake of the Restoration. It suggests that during this period, witchcraft theory articulated a common anxiety to ... More


Doctrinal Dilemmas

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that neither Owen nor Wesley could solve their theological dilemmas without resorting to a dualistic conception of grace, this vindicating Richard Baxter's via media. His scheme ... More


The Meaning of the Cross

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter considers how the Calvinist—Arminian controversy raised questions about the nature of the atonement, and how two emerging theories contributed to conflicting theologies of grace. It ... More


The Verdict of Scripture

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines scriptural evidence with a view to reaching an authoritative verdict regarding atonement. By comparing the textual comments of John Owen, John Wesley, and Richard Baxter, it ... More


The Obedience of Faith

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Calvin's theological contribution was employed as a point of reference throughout this book to advertise the belief that his exegesis provides an accurate, balanced, biblical exposition of the issues ... More


Lingering Reluctance among Reformed Englishmen: Puritans and Confessionalism

Jay T. Collier

in Debating Perseverance: The Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190858520
eISBN:
9780190863876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858520.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 6 looks at the perseverance debate started by the avowed Arminian John Goodwin, who appealed to Augustine and the early church for a denial of the perseverance of the saints. The chapter ... More


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