The Acts of the Witnesses

The Acts of the Witnesses : The Autobiography of Lodowick Muggleton and Other Early Muggletonian Writings

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This book presents writings produced by the Muggletonians - an unusual 17th-century English sect founded in 1652 by John Reeve and Lodowick Muggleton. The volume draws on documents from a recently discovered Muggleton archive and rare 17th-century tracts. Among those included are Muggleton's autobiography, excerpts from works co-written by Muggleton and Reeve, letters, songs (including ones composed to celebrate Muggleton's release from prison), and more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.7 x 22.9mm | 607.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • frontispiece, 1 line illustration
  • 0195120744
  • 9780195120745

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A patient, scholarly contribution to our understanding of seventeenth-century religion. * English Historical Review * Underwood's introduction helpfully situates the sect within the context of other radical religious movements of the time. * Continuity and Change * Underwood has shed fresh light on the complex and tangled history of Civil War sectarianism and opens an intriguing window into the lively religious underworld of seventeenth-century London. * Continuity and Change *show more