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By Thomas N. Corns

The Milton Encyclopedia deals effortless and fast entry to a wealth of data approximately Milton. it's going to function a common and finished reference device for basic readers, scholars, and students alike, bettering the adventure of examining Milton.

Articles disguise every one poem and prose paintings by means of Milton; the lifetime of Milton and the contributors of his relatives; all occasions and all modern and old figures pointed out considerably in his writings; each booklet of the Bible in its relation to Milton’s personal paintings; printers, booksellers, and publishing background; the severe and editorial traditions; illustrators; and people whose personal writing was once formed through Milton’s impact.

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General Baptists believe in universal salvation by good works and have accordingly been associated with Arminianism and Pelagianism. Particular Baptists seceded from the Independent Church in Southwark in 1633 under the leadership of John Spilbury and were strict Calvinists. Both General and Particular Baptist churches were separatist, anti-tithe, and democratic, and held that no special preparation was needed for preaching. The third and most radical Baptist denomination was the Seventh-Day Baptists, also known as Traskites or Seventh-Day Men.

He served as a captain in the parliamentarian army and continued to publish against both Independency and episcopacy. His satirical and vituperative antiprelatical tracts anticipate the belligerence of Milton’s own early prose. See BDBR, ODNB. N. H. Keeble See Darbishire (1932), Parker (1996). N. H. Keeble Basil (the Great) (c. 330 –379). Greek church father. He turned from his secular ambitions to promote monastic asceticism, then to defend publicly the Nicene faith, and finally, in 370, to succeed Eusebius as bishop of Caesarea.

Bacon’s anonymous Certaine Considerations Touching the Better Pacification and Edification of the Church of England (1604) was reprinted in 1640, and the privately circulated An Advertisement Touching the Controversies of the Church of England (1585) was printed in 1641 as A Wise and Moderate Discourse, Concerning Church-Affaires. References to both texts appear in Milton’s prose, with Certaine Considerations possibly providing Milton with the “learned English writer” who demonstrates that even early bishops were dependent on counsel.

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