The Autobiography of a “Meer Christian”

The Autobiography of a “Meer Christian”: Richard Baxter’s Account of the Restoration

This paper examines the autobiography of puritan theologian Richard Baxter (the Reliquiae Baxterianae of 1696) and assesses its value as a historical source for the religious settlement of 1660-1662. Baxter is a complicated source whose account requires sensitive handling, but is of immense use and interest – the premier starting point for any serious engagement with this crucial episode in English Church history.

First published in Churchman 122/2 (2008).

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