Baxter, Richard

Baxter, Richard, an eminent Nonconformist divine, native of Shropshire, at first a conformist, and parish minister of Kidderminster for 19 years; sympathised with the Puritans, yet stopped short of going the full length with them; acted as chaplain to one of their regiments, and returned to Kidderminster; became, at the Restoration one of the king's chaplains; driven out of the Church by the Act of Uniformity, was thrown into prison at 70, let out, spent the rest of his days in peace; his popular works, “The Saint's Everlasting Rest,” and his “Call to the Unconverted” (1615-1691).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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