Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter

Born: November 12, 1615

Died: December 8, 1691

Nationality: English

Occupation: Clergyman, theologian, poet

Biography: Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, 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.

Source/Notes: The practical works of ... Richard Baxter, with a life of the author and a critical examination of his writings by W. Orme (1830 edition)

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Source/Notes: The Saints' Everlasting Rest (1650), The Splendor of the Saints' Rest

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Source/Notes: Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 11.