Bloody Tenent Washed and Made White In the Blood of the Lamb
By: Cotton, John
1647. Being discussed and discharged of blood-guiltiness by just defense, wherein the great questions of this present time are handled, to-wit: how far liberty of conscience ought to be given to those that truly fear God? And how far restrained to turbulent and pestilent persons that not only raze the foundation of Godliness, but disturb the civil peace where they live? Also how far the Magistrates may proceed in the duties of the first Table? And that all Magistrates ought to study the word and will of God, that they may frame their government according to it. Discussed, as they are alleged from many Scriptures, out of the Old and New Testaments, wherein also the practice of princes is debated, together with the judgment of ancient and late writers of most precious esteem. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.