Richard Baxter(1615-1691), Puritan divine
Sitter in 25 portraits
Baxter was ordained in 1638 and he became a minister at Kidderminster in Worcestershire in 1641. During the civil wars, he served as a chaplain to one of Cromwell's regiments, after which he returned to Kidderminster. After the Restoration in 1660, Baxter settled in London. He had been made a king's chaplain, and was offered the post of Bishop of Hereford, but turned down the offer, an act that ended his ecclesiastical career. In his later years, he was a prolific writer of almost two hundred treatises. The work for which he is best remembered was A Call to the Unconverted (1658), which was credited with numerous conversions and formed one of the core texts of evangelicalism until the nineteenth century.
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