Baxter: A Holy Commonwealth

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Written in 1659 by the Puritan minister (1615-91) who publicly repudiated the work in 1670, this modern edition of a controversial text represents a candid confession as to why a conservative Puritan fought for Parliament in the Civil War and gave his support to the Cromwells.
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Overview

Written in 1659 by the Puritan minister (1615-91) who publicly repudiated the work in 1670, this modern edition of a controversial text represents a candid confession as to why a conservative Puritan fought for Parliament in the Civil War and gave his support to the Cromwells.
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"Lamont's edition of 'A Holy Commonwealth' judiciously extracts the substance of the full work, including, for the first time in a modern edition, all of the three hundred eighty theses as well as those explanatory comments which contain new material....For the first time, students have access to the full range of Baxter's arguments without having to wade through the original, parts of which are redundant. The result is brilliant." Richard Greaves, Church History
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Richard Baxter: a chronology
Further reading
Biographical notes
A Holy Commonwealth 1
Preface 3
An Addition to the Preface 18
Adam Contzen the Jesuites Directions 41
1 There is a God that is mans Creator 51
2 God is the Soveraign Ruler of Mankind 54
3 Of the Constitution of Gods Kingdome 56
4 Of the Administration of the Universal Kingdom 62
5 Of a subordinate Commonwealth in General 68
6 Of the several sorts of Commonwealths 76
7 Of the Foundation efficient and conveying causes of Power 93
8 Of the best form of Government, and Happyest Common-wealth 122
9 How a Commonwealth may be reduced to this Theocratical temper, if it have advantages, and the Rulers and People are willing 145
10 Of the Soveraigns Power over the Pastors of the Church, and of the difference of their Offices 167
11 Of the Soveraigns Prerogatives, and Power of Governing by Laws and judgement 172
12 Of due Obedience to Rulers, and of Resistance 178
13 Of the late Warres 211
Meditations 231
Appendix: Preface to The Life of Faith 1670 249
Index 253
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