Baxter, Richard (1615–1691)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Bain-Conkin, J. L. 2011. Baxter, Richard (1615–1691). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Richard Baxter was a Puritan clergyman in 17th century England. The Puritan movement sought to remove all vestiges of Roman Catholicism from the Church of England. Some left for the New World when persecuted by Archbishop Laud. This “Great Migration” to the colonies demonstrated the two paths of Puritanism: churchly and separate Puritans. (Separatists had given up on the redemption of Anglicanism.)
- Baxter, Richard (1615–1691);
- Puritan clergyman;
- reaction to puritanism;
- Baxter's position, unique;
- Baxter, within anglicanism, and puritan;
- “mere nonconformist”;
- publishing career