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Puritan Profiles

54 Contemporaries of the Westminster Assembly

William Barker
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The history of seventeenth century England was tumultuous. During this period England underwent a civil war, a regicide, an experiment with republican government, a restoration of monarchy and constant upheavals in politics and religion. What a confusing period! As the century began Puritans were poised against Episcopalians, parliament against the forces of an absolutist monarchy and the question hung in the air - what kind of Christian expression would be the Church of England eventually reflect?

William Barker

About William Barker

William Barker is Professor of Church History, Emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He remains Adjunct Professor of Church History at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He was editor of the Presbyterian Journal and has contributed to the Dictionary of Christianity in America.

Specifications

  • Author: William Barker
  • Release Date: January 1970
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Large trade hardback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781857921915
  • Imprint: Mentor
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography

Endorsements

'Will Barker's love of biography, historian's eye for detail, his personal devotion to Christ and Scripture make these pages an expertly guided tour of the varied characters and remarkable personalities drawn together by the Westminster Assembly.'

Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

For historians and serious history students, Barker's extensive bibliographies are invaluable for research purposes. This is not a book for light reading. It is a fine work of history possessing serious scholarly value.

Dr Tom Dow, President and Professor of Church History, Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, Ontario
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