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Brethren or Sectaries? Richard Baxter on the Congregationalists
journal contributionposted on 21.10.2014, 13:54 by John R. D. Coffey
Anniversary commemorations of 1662 have tended to focus on the fault lines between Anglicans and Nonconformists . But it is worth remembering that there were serious tensions between the ejected clergy themselves. Their paths had already diverged during the turmoil of the Puritan Revolution, and they would respond in contrasting ways to th e tragedy of the Great Ejection. Nowhere are those tensions better documented than in the works and correspondence of Richard Baxter. [Opening paragraph]