First published in 1920, this book presents an account regarding the growth of Separatist congregations in London during the period from 1567 to 1581. The text traces the origins of Separatism, casting light on its historical context and the key figures involved in its development. Detailed notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British history, Separatism and the history of Christianity.
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- Date Published: February 2017
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781316633427
- length: 60 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 4 mm
- weight: 0.09kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. When did congregationalism emerge?
2. Preparation - abroad (Frankfort) and at home (secret meetings)
3. Insistence upon uniformity produces nonconformity
4. The problem for Puritans - to leave the church or remain in it?
5. The Plumbers' Hall congregation
6. 'Pattenson', a separatist preacher
7. Traces of other congregations
8. The congregation in Goldsmith's house, March 1568
9. William Bonham and Nicholas Crane
10. Was the Plumbers' Hall congregation separatist?
11. Separatists sent to Scotland
12. Their relations with John Knox
13. Thomas Lever and separatist prisoners
14. Evidence indicating existence of several congregations
15. A congregation with a covenant
16. The community from which this congregation seceded - minister John Browne
17. Congregations so far disclosed
18. John Browne (and 'the Brownings') - sometimes confused with the English church at Frankfort
19. Browne associated with both Puritans and separatists
20. Richard Fitz's congregation
21. Three papers relating thereto
22. Analysis of the names of its members
23. John Nashe's 'articles'
24. 'The separatist covenant of Richard Fitz's congregation'
25. Its recurrence
26. Was Fitz's a real congregational church?
27. How it anticipated Robert Browne
28. The persistence of the covenant
29. The number of the separatists
30. Degree of separation
31. Later Brownists (and their opponents) place their origin in Fitz's time
32. Fitz's congregation, and the first congregational church
33. The name Brownists
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