Boards faintly soiled. 483 pp. 8vo. 1977 facsimile of John Robinson's 1610 separatist work, a foundational text in the history of the Pilgrims. Robinson led the church in Amsterdam whose congregation included many of the pilgrims who formed Plymouth Plantation. "Robinson, John (1575/6? - 1625), Church of England clergyman and separatist theologian, was born at Sturton, Nottinghamshire. When Robinson moved from Cambridge into the wider world, his nonconformist ideas were soon revealed. Before the end of 1604 he was ejected for non-subscription to the church canons. In essence Robinson's congregation was a 'pilgrim' church. When their enemies disparagingly labelled them Brownists, Robinson refused to accept the term. Their core membership had migrated from place to place, and the members knew that they were pilgrims and strangers in the world. In 1620, when a segment of the congregation journeyed to America, the terms Pilgrims and Pilgrim Fathers became their nicknames. William Bradford's history of Plymouth plantation repeated this Robinsonian theme of pilgrimage: that 'they knew they were pilgrims' (Bradford, Plymouth Plantation, 47)." (Sprunger, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY RELIGION RELIGIOUS JOHN ROBINSON FATHER OF THE PILGRIMS. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Justification of Separation from the Church ...
Publisher: Walter J. Johnson, Inc. / Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd.
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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