Farewell Sermons: Addresses From Some of the Most Eminent Nonconformist Ministers of the Great Ejection of 1662
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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) entered the ministry at the age of 23 and ministered for 19 years in Kidderminster. Within the Anglican church, Baxter found common ground with the Puritans, a growing faction who opposed the church's episcopacyand was itself breaking into factions. His Practical Works have been collected in four large volumes, and his books Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Reformed Pastor, Saints' Everlasting Rest and The Ministry we Need are still widely read.
Thomas Manton was an English Puritan who in 1658, he had assisted Richard Baxter to draw up the Fundamentals of Religion. He was one of Oliver Cromwell's chaplains and a trier.
The Act of Uniformity 1662 saw Manton resign his living with many other Puritans in protest at this attack on their Reformed principles. Despite his lack of patronage, he continued to preach and write even when imprisoned for refusing to cooperate (1670).
Although Manton is little known now, in his day he was held in as much esteem as men like John Owen. He was best known for his skilled expository preaching, and was a favourite of John Charles Ryle, who championed his republication in the mid-19th century. His finest work is probably his Exposition of James, along with his volume on Jude and The Works of Thomas Manton.-Editorial Review.
Watson was a 17th Century non-conformist Puritan preacher and author.
THOMAS BROOKS is head of the Conservation Synthesis Department in Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science. His interests lie in species conservation, particularly birds, and tropical forest hotspots.
Caryl is the famous Puritan who preached for 25 years on the book of job.