The Unreasonableness of Separation: or, An Impartial Account of the History, Nature, and Pleas of the Present Separation from the Communion of the Church of England. To which, Several late Letters are Annexed, of Eminent Protestant Divines Abroad, concerning the Nature of our Differences, and the Way to Compose them. By Edward Stillingfleet, D.D. Dean of St. Pauls, and Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London. Printed by T.N. for Henry Mortlock. 1681. Hardcover. 4to, 19x 16cm, (trimmed), second edition (corrected), xciv,(7),449,(1)pp., in early full calf, real raised bands, new crimson leather label, upper hinge expertly restored, a very good copy ~ An attack on separatists among the non-conformists within the Anglican Church first published in 1680. English theologian Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699), a very prominent and influential divine, was staunch defender of Anglican orthodoxy. Eminent 17th century theologian Richard Bentley described Stillingfleet as "one of he most universal scholars that ever lived." Item #35939
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