BAXTER, Richard:

THE SAINTS EVERLASTING REST or a Treatise of The Blessed State of The Saints in Their Enjoyment of God in Glory.
Printed for Francis Tyton at The Three Daggers in Fleet Street,1677. Eleventh Edition Royal 8vo.pp.xxci+ 836+ 3pp.index.Some occasional foxing, a mild waterstain to the prelims and a few contempoary ink marks. Illustrated frontispiece. Full dark tan calf with raised bands and a new title
Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 - 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymnodist,[ theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the Nonconformists, spending time in prison. His views on justification and sanctification are somewhat controversial within the Calvinist tradition because his teachings seem, to some, to undermine salvation by faith, in that he emphasizes the necessity of repentance and faithfulness.Baxter famously remarked: In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.Few have fought harder for Christian unity than he did. Despite his well-intentioned desires for a unified church, however, some of Baxter’s theological positions were unhelpful and divisive. His views on justification and atonement were not in step with the Reformed tradition.
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KNIGHT Rev. Joseph:

THE EVANGELICAL FAMILY BIBLE Containing the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testament with the Apocrypha at Large From The Evangelical writings of The Celebrated Knight, Rev. Joseph; Henry, Matthew; Brown; Gill; Doddridge; Burkit; Poole; Romaine; Scott; Hawker; etc
Printed for Thomas Kelly, London, 1815 Folio 44 cms x 28cm x 9cm thick Bound in full contemporary calf spine rebacked,small indent at the base of spine marbled endpapers.Many large black and white plates some full page. A few minor marks internally else a very good copy
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SPOTSWOOD .John [Ioannes Spotiswoode] Lord Archbishop of St Andrews.:

THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND , Beginning the Year of our Lord 203 ,and continued to the end of the Reign of King James Vi of ever blessed Memory.Wherein are described, the Progress of Christianity ; The Persecutions and Interuptions of it;The Foundation of Churches;The Erecting of Bishopricks;The Building and Enowing Monasteries,and other Religious Places; The Succesion of Bisops in their Sees,The Reformation of Religion,and the frequent Disturbances of that Nation by Wars,Conspiracies, Tumults ,Schisms.Together with a great variety of other Matters both Ecclesiasticall and Politicall. Written By that grave and Reverend Prelate, and wife counsellor John Spotswood Lord Archbisop of S.Andrews and Privy Counsellor to King Charles the I.that most religious and blessed Prince.
Printed by J Flesher for R.Royston, at the Angel in Ivie lane, London 1655. First edition,folio.Full calf boards are contemporary but the spine has been expertly underbacked more recently ,raised bands red title label.pp.frontisp.portrait of Archbishop Spotiswoode,,title page,,pp.ii [publisher to reader] pp.xii [authors life]. full page portrait of Charles I.The Authors dedication, iii p dedication,ip. contents page.pp.546,ip.poem,blank,ivp.table[index].ip.the kings of scotland,ip. Bishops,iip.table ,ip errata.[blank] catalogue of some books printed for Richar Royston.iip.
Important work on the History of the Church in Scotland and in lovely condition internally with rubbing to corners as you would expect from a book of this age.Else very attractive copy.Sir John Spottiswoode of Dairsie in Fife.In 1633 he crowned Charles I at Holyrood. In 1635 he was appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland, an office which he retained till 1638. He was opposed to the new liturgy as inexpedient, but when he could not prevent its introduction he took part in enforcing it. He was a spectator of the riot of St Giles, Edinburgh, on 23 July 1637, endeavoured in vain to avoid disaster by concessions, and on the taking of the Covenant perceived that "now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once." He escaped to Newcastle, was deposed by the assembly on 4 December on a variety of ridiculous charges, and died in London on 26 November 1639, receiving burial in Westminster Abbey on 2 December 1639.
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