The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643-1653 (5 Volume Set)

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$896.75
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $925.24
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 12%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $925.24   
  • New (2) from $925.24   

Overview


For more than ten years the Westminster assembly was one of the major institutions of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Members of the assembly were involved in every significant political debate of the decade, and the public blamed or blessed the think-tank for radical changes in the church. At home and abroad, people perceived the assembly to be a powerful patron. Christians wrote from Europe to ask the assembly for advice. Visitors made their way to the abbey, from an unknown Muslim to the elector palatine of the Rhine. Printers and booksellers promoted the works of the synod's theologians and members were paraded down London streets and feasted at banquets.

The story of the Westminster assembly's accomplishments, as well as its failures, are told in the texts of this edition. The gathering left behind an extraordinary testimony of its reforming activities, and the manuscript minutes constitute one of the most important unpublished religious texts of seventeenth-century Britain. All surviving votes and debates of the assembly are provided here for the first time. This edition documents almost 2,000 examinations of preachers for churches, fellows for colleges, and heretics for heresy. It also includes all known assembly papers, many of them only recently discovered. These texts reveal much of the assembly's work behind the scenes, and explain how the gathering could at once serve as an icon of godly rule, producing classic texts in the history of Christian doctrine and practice, while simultaneously becoming entangled in prolonged debates and the 'democratic anarchy' which characterized the British Revolution.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199206834
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/25/2012
  • Pages: 3200
  • Product dimensions: 17.60 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 5.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Chad Van Dixhoorn received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy. He was a fellow of Wolfson College and a member of the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge from 2004-2008. Since that time he has served as a part-time Senior Research Fellow of the college. His main occupation is preaching and teaching at Grace Presbyterian Church, near Washington DC. Dr Van Dixhoorn has taught history and theology at universities in the UK and seminaries in the United States.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Volume 1
I. Summoning an Assembly
II. The Reformation at Westminster
III. The Westminster Assembly at Work
IV. The Text of the Minutes and Papers
V. Conclusion: The Reception and Legacy of the Westminster Assembly
Reader's Guide
Biographical Dictionary
Register of Citations in the Minutes and Papers
Appendices
Volume 2
Votes of the Assembly
Minutes
Volume 3
Minutes
Volume 4
Minutes
Volume 5
Table of Plenary Sessions
Calendar of Assembly Papers
Scripture Index
Subject Index
Place Index
Person Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)