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The Acts of the Witnesses : The Autobiography of Lodowick Muggleton and Other Early Muggletonian Writings - T. L. Underwood

The Acts of the Witnesses

The Autobiography of Lodowick Muggleton and Other Early Muggletonian Writings

By: T. L. Underwood (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780195120745
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book presents writings produced by the Muggletonians---an unusual seventeenth-century English sect founded in 1652 by John Reeve and Lodowick Muggleton. The volume draws on documents from a recently discovered Muggleton archive and rare seventeenth-century tracts. Among those included are Muggleton's autobiography, excerpts from works co-written by Muggleton and Reeve, letters, songs (including ones composed to celebrate Muggleton's release from prison), and miscellany.

Underwood has shed fresh light on the complex and tangled history of Civil War sectarianism and opens an intriguing window into the lively religious underworld of seventeenth-century London. Continuity and Change Underwood's introduction helpfully situates the sect within the context of other radical religious movements of the time. Continuity and Change A patient, scholarly contribution to our understanding of seventeenth-century religion. English Historical Review

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xi
The Acts of the Witnessesp. 2
Editor's Introductionp. 3
The Acts of the Witnessesp. 25
The First Partp. 28
The Second Partp. 52
The Third Part: From the Year 1653 to the Year 1665p. 69
The Fourth Part: From the Year 1665 to the Year 1670p. 93
The Fifth Partp. 123
A Transcendent Spiritual Treatisep. 141
The Articles of True Faithp. 171
The White Divell Uncasedp. 177
Lettersp. 193
Songs and Miscellaneousp. 215
p. 229
p. 233
Notes Editor's Introductionp. 243
Index of Placesp. 255
Index of Placesp. 259
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ISBN: 9780195120745
ISBN-10: 0195120744
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.61