Richard Baxter's The Holy Commonwealth

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Reformed Covenanter

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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?
 

ANT

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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 ...
 

VirginiaHuguenot

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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.
 

Reformed Covenanter

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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.

Why did he repudiate the text? Was it because of Royalism?
 

Reformed Covenanter

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

VirginiaHuguenot

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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.

Why did he repudiate the text? Was it because of Royalism?

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.

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

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