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PRINTED BY WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, EDINBURGH.

ENGLISH PURITANISM AND ITS

LEADERS

CROMWELL MILTON BAXTER

BUNYAN

BY

JOHN TULLOCH, D.D.

PRINCIPAL AND PROFESSOR OF THEOLOJY, ST MARY'S COLLEGE, IN TH& UNIVERSITY
OY ST ANDREWS, AND ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S CHAFLAINS

IN ORDINARY IN SCOTLAND

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The history of English Puritanism still remains to be
written. Separate aspects of the subject have been
treated in detail by different writers. M. Guizot, Mr
Carlyle, Mr Foster, and, from an ecclesiastical point
of view, Mr Marsden, have all contributed by their
labours to a right understanding of the great constitu-
tional and religious struggle of the seventeenth cen-
tury. But it cannot be said that the subject, as a
whole, in its strange complexity of political, military,
religious, moral, and social relations, has received as yet
adequate treatment. Who, for example, has pictured
to us the living features of those diverse sects, whose
presence meets us everywhere in surveying the period,
but whose real character and influence it is so difficult
to estimate ?

The present volume has no pretensions to be a his-
tory of Puritanism: it professes merely to give some
side-glimpses into that history-openings into a wide
field. If it has any peculiar merit, this will probably
be found in the analysis which it presents of the moral

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meaning and characteristics of Puritanism as exhibited in the great lives which it tries to depict. There is nothing in the subject that retains more interest; and this feeling has been present to the writer throughout, and served to give, in his own mind, some degree of unity to the successive sketches of the volume.

St Mary's COLLEGE, ST ANDREWS,

5th February 1861.

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