Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Hardback)
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Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/08/1997
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This is the first modern intellectual biography of the Scottish Covenanters' great theorist Samuel Rutherford (c. 1600-61). The central focus is on Rutherford's political thought and his major treatise, Lex, Rex, written in 1644 as a justification of the Covenanters' resistance to King Charles I. The book demonstrates that while Lex, Rex provided a careful synthesis of natural-law theory and biblical politics, Rutherford's Old Testament vision of a purged and covenanted nation ultimately subverted his commitment to the politics of natural reason. The book also discusses a wide range of other topics, including scholasticism and humanism, Calvinist theology, Presbyterian ecclesiology, Rutherford's close relationships with women and his fervent spirituality. It will therefore be of considerable interest to a range of scholars and students working on Scottish and English history, Calvinism and Puritanism, and early modern political thought.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521581721
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm


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'... a valuable handbook to the various controversies surrounding Puritan and Reformed subjects ... authoritative and gives a new standard for works in this area. Highly recommended'. Evangelical Times
'It is ... a sensitive appraisal of a powerful mind in context, and sheds valuable light on the religious and political history of Caroline and Civil War Britain.' Journal of Religious History

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