On the Libertines

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Order of Contents

Articles  4
Books  2
On the New England ‘Libertines’  1
Latin  2
On the Binding Law of God  1

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Articles

Chandler, John – A Seasonable Word & Call to all those called Ranters or Libertines throughout the Three Nations, to Come into the True Faith & Pure Fear of the Lord  (London, 1659)  20 pp.

Reynell, Edward – An Advice Against Libertinism: showing the Great Danger Thereof, & Exhorting All to Zeal of the Truth  (London, 1659)  113 pp.

Reynell was a lawyer.

Burnet, Gilbert – The Libertine Overthrown, or a Mirror for Atheists, wherein they may clearly see their Prodigious Follies, Vast Extravagancies, Notorious Impieties & Absurdities: Containing a Compendious Account of the Egregious, Vicious Life…  of John, Earl of Rochester…  (London, 1690)  16 pp.

Ames, Richard – The Rake, or the Libertine’s Religion, a Poem  (London, 1693)

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Books

1500’s

Bullinger, Heinrich – A Most Necessary & Fruitful Dialogue, between [the] Seditious Libertine, or Rebel Anabaptist, & the True Obedient Christian, wherein, as in a Mirror or Glass, ye shall see [the] excellence & worthiness of a Christian Magistrate: & again what obedience is due unto public rulers of all those [that] profess Christ yea, though [the] rulers, in external & outward things, to their utter damnation, do otherwise than well…  (Worcester, 1551)

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Byfield, Richard – A Short Treatise Describing the True Church of Christ & the Evils of Schism, Anabaptism & Libertinism…  Delivered in Two Sermons…  [Temple Defilers Destroyed]  (London, 1653)  40 pp.  on 1 Cor. 3:17

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On the New England ‘Libertines’

Winthrop, John – A Short Story of the Rise, Reign & Ruin of the Antinomians, Familists & Libertines that Infected the Churches of New-England & how they were confuted by the Assembly of Ministers there as also of the Magistrates Proceedings in Court Against Them: together with God’s strange remarkable judgements from Heaven upon some of the Chief Fomenters of these Opinions: and the Lamentable Death of Mrs. Hutchison: very fit for these times, here being the same errors amongst us, and acted by the same spirit…  (London, 1692)

This was published during the Salem Witch Trials.

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Latin Books

1500’s

Calvin, John – A Brief Instruction Fortifying the Faithful Against the Errors of the Sect of Anabaptists; the same Against the Fanatic & Furious Sect of the Libertines, which Call Themselves the Spiritual Ones  (Strasbourg, 1546)  140 pp.

Daneau, Lambert – A Response to the Libel of Some Anonymous Libertine, Recently Published with this Title, ‘Of the External or Visible Church of God, Where that is able to be Discovered, & What it Truly is, etc., or Rather, Against the External & Visible Church’, Useful & Necessary to the Consolation of All the Truly Pious & Faithful & to the Confirmation of the Faith, in which, it being openly & clearly taught out of the Word of God to what kind of Church each one of the True Sons of God is Bound to Adhere himself to  (1582)

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On the Binding Law of God

Taylor, Thomas – Regula Vitæ, the Rule of the Law under the Gospel. Containing a Discovery of the Pestiferous Sect of Libertines, Antinomians & Sons of Belial, lately sprung up both to destroy the Law & Disturb the Faith of the Gospel: wherein is manifestly proved that God sees sin in iustified persons  (London, 1631)

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