Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford

Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford

by John Coffey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521893194

ISBN-13: 9780521893190

Pub. Date: 05/02/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first modern intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (c. 1600-1661). Its main purpose is to provide a thorough discussion of Rutherford's religious and political ideas, and their role in the ideology of the Scottish Covenanters whose rebellion against Charles I marked the beginning of the British

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This book is the first modern intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (c. 1600-1661). Its main purpose is to provide a thorough discussion of Rutherford's religious and political ideas, and their role in the ideology of the Scottish Covenanters whose rebellion against Charles I marked the beginning of the British troubles in the mid-seventeenth century. The book also constitutes an important multidisciplinary case study in the Calvinist and Puritan traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893190
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Biography; 3. The scholar; 4. The puritan pastor; 5. The reformed theologian; 6. The political theorist; 7. The ecclesiastical statesman; 8. The national prophet; Conclusion: the failure of godly rule; Bibliography of Samuel Rutherford; General bibliography.

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