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Transatlantic Confusion

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

John Cotton was widely regarded as one of the brightest and most influential puritans of his day. A lack of understanding of his unique polity (along with a casual use of the wrong sources) has ... More


The Westminster Standards

J. V. Fesko

in The Covenant of Works: The Origins, Development, and Reception of the Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190071363
eISBN:
9780190071394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071363.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Many contemporary critics of the Westminster Standards believe that it is a doctrinal straightjacket that narrows the bounds of permissible beliefs within the church. The confession does define the ... More


The Apologeticall Narration: International politics and the real ‘Grand Debate’1

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

1644 was the watershed moment in the ecclesiastical debates of the Puritan revolution and deserves a close inspection. This chapter is an important reassessment of the famous (or infamous) ... More


The ‘builders’ of the new Church of England

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is a close examination of a brief, but crucial, debate at the opening of the Westminster assembly in late October 1643. This was the first debate over church government in the assembly, ... More


Presbyterian coalitions

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One of the great problems of the Westminster assembly was not rooted in the debates with Congregationalists. As the debates over church government escalated, differences within the Presbyterians ... More


John Cotton and the ‘Best Reformed Churches’

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Using John Cotton as our starting point, we begin to analyse how his unique view of congregationalism was received outside of England. In doing so, we see that the polity of John Cotton and the ... More


Baptists Along the Congregational Way

Matthew C. Bingham

in Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912369
eISBN:
9780190912390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912369.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

After deconstructing Baptist historiography in chapter 1, chapter 2 builds upon this foundation by advancing a more helpful way of viewing the subject. It suggests that so-called Particular Baptists ... More


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