Person:Richard Baxter (8)

Richard Baxter
b.12 Nov 1615
d.BET 1658 AND 1707
  • HRichard Baxter1615 - BET 1658 AND 1707
m. BET 1634 AND 1666
  1. Thomas Baxter1655 - BET 1685 AND 1746
Facts and Events
Name Richard Baxter
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Nov 1615
Marriage BET 1634 AND 1666 to
Death? BET 1658 AND 1707
Reference Number? Q680070?

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Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymnodist, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the Nonconformists, spending time in prison. His views on justification and sanctification are somewhat controversial and unconventional within the Calvinist tradition because his teachings seem, to some, to undermine salvation by faith, in that he emphasizes the necessity of repentance and faithfulness.

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