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Protestant autobiography in the seventeenth-century Anglophone world

Author: Kathleen Lynch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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This book provides a new view of the historical conditions and methods by which godly communities turned personal experience into an authorizing principle. A broad range of life-writing is explored, including Augustine's Confessions, John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae.
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Lynch, Kathleen.
Protestant autobiography in the seventeenth-century Anglophone world.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)759177677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Lynch
ISBN: 9780191636417 019163641X 1280770279 9781280770272 9780191738876 0191738875
OCLC Number: 796803832
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Richard L. Greaves Prize by the International John Bunyan Society.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 321 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: No self is an island: The validations of autobiographical truths --
Any politic body: The polemics of conversion in the 1620s --
Icons basilicae: Civil war and religious identity --
1653: Experiencing election in a true gospel-church state --
Writing religious identities in Bedford: Exemplary lives in historical perspective --
Beyond the lives of particular men.
Responsibility: Kathleen Lynch.

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