Joseph Alleine

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

in Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199744831
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897339 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

Joseph Alleine

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Joseph Alleine (1634–1668) was a young minister ejected from his parish in 1662 for refusal to accept the Act of Uniformity. He underwent several imprisonments for illegal preaching which impaired his health and led to an early death. His classic devotional work An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners, a volume of biographical reminiscences, and other works were published by a circle of admirers and promoters including his widow Theodosia Alleine, and Richard Baxter who presented him as a martyr, exemplary pastor, and skilled spiritual director. In the process they furthered the emergence of a moderated Calvinist piety within Presbyterian Dissent that exemplified and adumbrated many themes of later evangelicalism.

Keywords: Joseph Alleine; Theodosia Alleine; Richard Baxter; Presbyterian; Dissent; Evangelicalism; Calvinist piety

Chapter.  21852 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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