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In pursuit of purity, unity, and liberty : Richard Baxter's Puritan ecclesiology in its seventeenth-century context

Author: Paul Chang-Ha Lim
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 112.
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"Richard Baxter's ecclesiology will be the focus of this study. Baxter (1615-1691) lived through the British Civil Wars, the Regicide, the Interregnum, the restoration of monarchy and episcopacy in 1660, subsequent ejection of numerous Puritan pastors, and the Glorious Revolution of 1689. His eccesiology was formed within these multifarious contexts. Among others, three significant facets of purity, unity, and  Read more...
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Lim, Paul Chang-Ha.
In pursuit of purity, unity, and liberty.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
(DLC) 2003069557
Named Person: Richard Baxter; Richard Baxter; Richard Baxter; Richard (Theologe) Baxter
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Chang-Ha Lim
ISBN: 1429408065 9781429408066 9789004138124 9004138129
OCLC Number: 191952896
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 263 pages).
Contents: ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORT TITLES --
I. Works of Baxter --
II. Journals, Monographs, Reference Works, and Miscellania --
NOTE ON STYLE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
CHAPTER ONE: HISTORIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, AND STRUCTURE --
I. Another Work on Baxter? Historiographical Justification --
II. Methodology and Structure --
PART I: REFORMING THE NOTAE ECCLESIAE --
CHAPTER TWO: CONVERSION AND CATECHIZING: PREACHING AND REFORM OF THE TRUE CHURCH --
I. Introduction --
II. Preaching: Definition and Significance in Baxter --
III. Conversionism, Modified Preparationism, and Plain Style. IV. Catechizing: A Necessary Supplement to Preaching --
V. Conclusion --
CHAPTER THREE: REFORMING THE ENTRANCE INTO THE VISIBLE CHURCH: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION --
I. Introduction --
II. Modern Historiography on Baxter's Baptismal Thought --
III. Context of Baxter's Emerging Baptismal Thought --
IV. Theological Considerations in Baxter's Baptismal Thought --
V. Revitalized Confirmation: The ""Perfecting"" of Infant Baptism and Covenant Renewal --
VI. Conclusion --
CHAPTER FOUR: BETWEEN HOLY FAST AND UNHOLY FEAST: BAXTER'S EUCHARISTIC THOUGHT IN CONTEXT --
I. Introduction. II. The Puritan Context of the Struggle for the Purity of the Lord's Supper --
III. Baxter's Eucharistic Theology and the Question of Open Admission --
IV. Preparation, Assurance, and the Communion of Saints --
V. On Reforming Primitive Pastoral Discipline --
VI. Conclusion --
PART II: UNITY, PURITY, AND LIBERTY PURSUED --
CHAPTER FIVE: THE PURSUIT OF PURITY IN UNITY: THE WORCESTERSHIRE ASSOCIATION AND THE RHETORIC OF PARTIAL CONFORMITY --
I. Introduction: Historical and Historiographical --
II. Pursuing Purity without Separatism: A Puritan Dilemma. III. The Worcestershire Association: Its Genesis and Activity for the Pursuit of Purity in Unity in the Context of Religious Radicalism in the 1650s --
IV. Purity Perfected and Anti-Popery Continued: The Quaker Threat and Baxter's Interpretation of the Proliferation of Sects --
V. Occasional Communion and the Limits of Non-Conformity --
VI. Conclusion --
CHAPTER SIX: SOLA SCRIPTURA, SOCINIANISM, ANTINOMIANISM, AND DOCTRINAL UNITY IN PRIMITIVE PURITY --
I. Introduction --
II. The Clash of 1654 and Its Theological Background. III. Baxter, Sola Scriptura, Socinianism, and the Problem of Primitive Purity --
IV. Baxter's Theological Pedigree --
V. John Owen and Richard Baxter: Common Puritan Past, Divergent Dissenting Future? --
VI. Conclusion --
CHAPTER SEVEN: IN PURSUIT OF LIBERTY: THE GROTIAN RELIGION AND THE ""TRUE"" HISTORY OF PURITANISM --
I. Introduction --
II. The Problem of the Grotian Religion: Liberty and Legitimacy of Reformed Ministry --
III. The Quest for the ""Right"" History of the Puritans --
IV. Conclusion --
CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSION --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
I. Manuscripts --
II. Works by Richard Baxter.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 112.
Responsibility: by Paul Chang-Ha Lim.

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