Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Richard Baxter
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Richard Baxter was a prominent and prolific Puritan divine in the 17th century. Although he was a self-professed champion of church unity, he was embroiled in controversy over his ‘unorthodox’ view of justification by faith. However, in spite of his conflict with those he called ‘over-orthodox’ divines, Baxter earned a strong reputation for his life of piety and popular devotional writings.

Born in Rowton, Shropshire, Baxter’s ea…

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Pederson, Randall, “Richard Baxter”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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