Richard Baxter's The Holy Commonwealth

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Is this book in any of the volumes of Richard Baxter's works that Soli Deo Gloria have republished? If so, which volume?

    Otherwise, can it be read online?
     
  2. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

  3. ANT

    ANT Puritan Board Junior

    All 23 volumes of Richard Baxters works are available for download in PDF files right here ...

    PURITANLIBRARY.COM

    including ...

    The Saint's Everlasting Rest and,
    The Reformed Pastor

    also ... Many other puritan works ...
     
  4. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    I provided links for all of Baxter's practical works online here along with a partial index. I believe Holy Commonwealth was not included, perhaps because Baxter publically repudiated the text. It's not really available online, as far as I know, except for a partial preview here. I got it after Chris Rhoades recommended it to me; but I haven't read it fully yet.
     
  5. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Why did he repudiate the text? Was it because of Royalism?
     
  6. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Managed to locate a copy of A Holy Commonwealth in Queen's University Library, it has been reprinted by Cambridge University Press.
     
  7. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    In a word, yes. A Holy Commonwealth is a book which was written in support of the theories of resistance to tyrannical royal powers which brought about the Cromwellian Commonwealth. It went through some edits, and was disowned by Baxter, then burned publically, but Baxter, it seems, privately adhered to those principles even afterwards.

    :up: That's the same edition I linked to (partial preview) above.
     
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