Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Religions Connexions of John Owen

Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Religions Connexions of John Owen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...209 it is strange that he should have put such a construction on them. They might allude to the Pope, or the Grand Turk, as well as to Richard Cromwell. It is not like Owen's usual prudence to vociferate sedition, at a private meeting, so loudly as to be heard outside the door; and that before the Council had deliberated. In Baxter's own life, the most positive charges are preferred against Owen, as the grand instrument in pulling down Richard. "He gathered a church at Lieut.-General Fleetwood's quarters, consisting of the active officers of the army. In this assembly, it was determined that Richard's Parliament must be dissolved, and then he quickly fell himself.--Dr. Owen was the chief that headed the Independents in the army, and afterwards had been the great persuader of Fleetwood, Desborough, and the rest of the officers of the army, who were his gathered church, to compel Richard to dissolve his Parliament." f In attending to these statements, it must be remembered, that they proceed from a man, who, though honest in his intentions, entertained against the Independents, and Dr. Owen in particular, very violent prejudices. They were not made public till after Owen's death, when he could not defend himself; and though Sylvester, the Editor of Baxter's life, applied to the Doctor's Widow to explain these passages if she could; she, probably thinking it an invidious task The absurdity of the construction put on the words of Owen's prayer is the more evldent, when it is acknowledged, chat Dr. Manton did not so understand them till after Richard's deposition. Non-con. Mem. vol. I. p. 201. Mr. Palmer mentions in the Non-con. Hem. vol. ill. p. 401, that he had met with a manuscript defence of Mr. Baxter's conduct, in charging the...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543025
  • 9781236543028