The Life and Writings of Francis Makemie, Father of American Presbyterianism (c. 1658-1708)

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Provides a scholarly account of the known details of Makemie's life and a collection of his writings, including surviving letters and contemporaneous references. In reproducing Makemie's five publications, an effort has been made to clarify where it is felt necessary, but, to let the man and his times speak for themselves, editorial intervention has been kept to a minimum. Original spelling and punctuation have been retained. This edition draws on new source material, especially Makemie's will and an inventory of his personal effects, and offers an expanded biography. The first edition was published in 1971 as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773481749
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Studies in American Religion
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 300

Table of Contents

The Life of Francis Makemie 1
Notes 20
Makemie's Publications 29
I Theological debate: An Answer to George Keith's Libel 31
II Ecumenical appeal: Truths in a True Light 107
III Commercial Writing: A Plain and Friendly Perswasive 135
IV Sermon: A Good Conversation 153
V Legal Defence: A Narrative of a New and Unusual American Imprisonment 187
Notes 241
Makemie's Letters 245
Notes 251
Additional Source Material 253
1 Minutes of the Presbytery of Laggan referring to Makemie
2 Deed to Makemie for land purchased in Virginia, 8 June 1698
3 Permission for Makemie to preach in Virginia, 29 April 1699
4 Petition of Makemie and others to the Governor of Virginia regarding tobacco trade, 2 November 1705
5 Cornbury's letter to the Lords of Trade, 14 October 1707
6 Makemie's Last Will and Testament
7 Inventory of Makemie's possessions
Notes 275
Bibliography 277
Index 281
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