The English General Baptists of the Seventeenth Century

The English General Baptists of the Seventeenth Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...which was computed to hold three thousand, was generally crowded with highly respectable hearers. Six or seven clergymen regularly attended his lectures; and had a pew fitted up for their use, which screened them from observation. After the city had been destroyed by fire, in 1666, the overseers 0fCripplegate parish, inwhich the meeting-house stood, observing the number and figure of the congregation, applied to them to make a colleca tion for the poor. With this request they cheerfully complied, and collected upwards of fifty pounds: and, to shew their readiness to do good, they voluntarily repeated this collection annually for more than twenty years.--But Mr. Gos. nold was called from his labours in the midst of his usefulness: he died Oct. 3rd. 1678, in the fifty-third year of his age: and was interred in Bunhill-fields burying-ground. aw Mr. Gosnold was educated at Charter-house school; and from thence removed to Pembroke college. In early life he became chaplain to lord Gray. During the civil wars, be embraced the principles of the baptists, and gathered the church in Paul's-alley. Yet, though he left the establish ment, he retained the friendship of many_ of his former associates, especially of Dr. Tillotson, with whom he maintained great intimacy. Mr. Gosnold was a pious and practical preacher; a man of singular moderation and candour, and LB. 1678 MR. THOMAS PLANT. 249 had little concern with the disputes of the times. He did not, however, shrink from the defence of what he esteemed the truth; as the titles of-two small treatises which he published evince: one was, " The Doctrine of Baptisms;" and th other, " On Laying onto-f Hands."-In 1678, Mr. Thomas Plant succeeded M ' Gosnold, as pastor of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820355
  • 9781236820358