Saints' Everlasting Rest
Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 - 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen." Richard Baxter rejected the idea of a limited atonement in favour of a universal atonement. Interpreting the kingdom of God in terms of Christ as Christus Victor and Rector of all men, Baxter explained Christ's death as an act of universal redemption (penal and vicarious, though substitutionary in explication), in virtue of which God has made a new covenant offering pardon and amnesty to the penitent. Repentance and faith, being obedience to this covenant, are the conditions of salvation. Baxter insisted that the Calvinists of his day ran the danger of ignoring the conditions that came with God's new covenant. Justification, Baxter insisted, required at least some degree of faith as the human response to the love of God. Baxter's theology was set forth most elaborately in his Latin Methodus Theologiae Christianae (London, 1681); the Christian Directory (1673) contains the practical part of his system; and Catholic Theology (1675) is an English exposition.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.54mm | 548.84g
- 10 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white