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The Resource A holy commonwealth, Richard Baxter ; edited by William Lamont

A holy commonwealth, Richard Baxter ; edited by William Lamont

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A holy commonwealth
Title
A holy commonwealth
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Richard Baxter ; edited by William Lamont
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Language
eng
Summary
A Holy Commonwealth was written in 1659 by the Puritan minister Richard Baxter (1615{u2013}91), and proved to be the most controversial of all his works. He publicly repudiated it in 1670, and in 1683 the Oxford University authorities ordered it to be part of a book-burning that included the works of Hobbes and Milton. The scandal that surrounded it has obscured its merits as the most candid of confessions as to why a conservative Puritan fought for Parliament in the Civil War and gave his support to the Cromwells. The views it expresses are at variance with the cautious explanations given in Baxter's later memoirs (now seen as a less reliable source than past commentators have presumed). This edition of A Holy Commonwealth makes available to modern readers a work which offers a unique perspective on the relation between church and magistrate and the origins of the English Civil War
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UkCbUP
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1615-1691
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Baxter, Richard
Dewey number
941.06/3
Index
index present
LC call number
JN196 1659
LC item number
.B33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lamont, William M.
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • Political science
  • Church and state
  • Divine right of kings
  • Great Britain
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A holy commonwealth, Richard Baxter ; edited by William Lamont
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139170260
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521405805
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A holy commonwealth, Richard Baxter ; edited by William Lamont
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139170260
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521405805
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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