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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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(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.