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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Earl Kenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T13:04:23Z
dc.date.available2016-08-03T13:04:23Z
dc.date.issued1956
dc.date.submitted1956
dc.identifier.otherb21177600
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/17159
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Boston University Includes abstract and vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 307-325). Microfilm. sen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study was conceived as an investigation of the thought and activity of Richard Baxter in the area of church union and cooperation. The dissertation is based primarily on Baxter's autobiography, the extensive writings of Baxter himself dealing with this problem, and the writings of Baxter's contemporaries. Secondarily it is based on the works of Baxter's biographers, the standard works on the history of Protectorate and Restoration England, and a number of special studies on various aspects of Restoration church life. The method has been historical and descriptive. The author has not attempted to prove a point but rather to provide a correct chronological narrative of the development of one aspect of the thought and actions of perhaps the leading English churchman of his day. In the course of the study four things appeared, which we may adopt as a means of organizing this abstract. The four are the following: (1) a descriptive historical survey of Baxter's thought and activity in the church union area; (2) the reasons for his Nonconformity; (3) the changes in Anglican usage he deemed desirable to achieve comprehension -i.e. the inclusion of the Puritans in the Establishment; (4) the terms he deemed the minimum acceptable to achieve a comprehension. Baxter resisted the narrowness of spirit which characterized his age to give expression to broad principles and an inclusive spirit. Dealing with issues which remain matters of contention, he maintained a breadth of vision and a dream of unity which would be notable in 1956, but which is altogether amazing when viewed against the backdrop of Restoration England.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectBaxter, Richard, 1615-1691en_US
dc.subjectChristian unionen_US
dc.titleRichard Baxter's contribution to the comprehension controversy : a study in projected church union /en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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