Issue 89 : Richard Baxter & the English Puritans
Originally published in 2006
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Table of Contents
Interesting and unusual facts about the English Puritans.
Oldest church discovered, Christian history in the movies, rare book by Roger Williams
The Quakers behind Cadbury chocolate
J. I. Packer discusses the English Puritans, their quest for holiness, and why they are still worth remembering.
Richard Baxter wrote, preached, taught, and visited his way to become the model pastor.
Believing he was on a mission from God, Oliver Cromwell became both military genius and lawgiver.
"Though dead, by their writings they yet speak."—George Whitefield
By valuing all of life in relation to God, Puritans gave sacred significance to every activity.
Difficult man + difficult woman = model marriage.
After the Restoration, Protestants persecuted Protestants like never before.
The classic description of Puritanism from a 1646 tract by John Geree
Fifty years after five missionaries were murdered in Ecuador, their story still inspires.
The Crowning of Charlemagne