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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) is chiefly remembered for the transformation his pastoral ministry effected on the town of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, during two periods of pastoral ministry there (interrupted by the English Civil War, in which he served as chaplain to the Parliamentary forces) between 1641 and 1661.
Born in Rowton, Shropshire, Baxter attended Wroxeter Grammar School but most of his study was done through his own private reading. He was ordained by John Thornborough, Bishop of Worcester, in 1638, and after a short time as a school-master in Dudley, became an assistant minister in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, before moving to Kidderminster in 1641. After leaving there in 1661, he preached in London, but was ejected from the Church of England the following year.
When almost fifty, Baxter married Margaret Charlton, one of his converts, who was in her early twenties. In spite of the difference in ages, they had an excellent marriage, and Margaret shared her husband's passion for Christ and the salvation of souls. Baxter suffered much ill-health, and the last twenty-nine years of his life were further 'embittered by repeated prosecutions, fines, imprisonment, and harassing controversies' (Ryle), but there was some respite with the accession of William and Mary in 1689, just two years before his death.
Richard Baxter’s, “The Reformed Pastor” published by, “The Banner of Truth” is just as relevant today as it was in 1651. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Snyder's Soapbox
A must read for those in the ministry and for the person sitting in the pew! We live in a culture where some believe that only " Pastors " should read this kind of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. TURNER
A challenging exhortation for Pastors and Elders of Reformed Churches to properly fulfill their God Ordained Call.Published 13 months ago by John L. Wheeler
Written in older English style. Although the content was good (and deep) it was hard to stay focused with the archaic wording.Published 13 months ago by Paul H
This book is really good for any Christian to read but every Pastor should read it as well.
Other than the Bible, there is no better book on pastoral ministry. Get it. Read it. And then read it again.Published 17 months ago by J. Cassada
I rated this work on the merits of its practical application alone.
Baxter's view of the atonement was such that John Owen wouldn't even speak with him, let alone take... Read more