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February 2020
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The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams and freedom of conscience

Despite his statue featuring on Geneva’s famous Reformation Wall, Roger Williams (1603-83) is better remembered today by secular historians than by evangelical believers. The Subversive Puritan should help to redress this. The title is apposite. Williams’ theology was thoroughly Reformed, but his unbending belief in liberty of conscience made him a dangerous extremist in…

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Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

This book is faithful to its title and gives a clear if somewhat passionless account of Puritanism on both sides of the Atlantic. It is part of a major series by OUP of short introductions. The series is very eclectic and in some cases bizarre. For example one title is ‘A very short introduction…

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September 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Puritan wisdom for today

Puritan congregations (1558-1662) were led by ministers of theological understanding and missionary vision. Their knowledge of other countries was small, yet they prayed for the earth to be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. Today the gospel has spread through the world, but the biblical…

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