Life and Writings of Francis Makemie, Father of American Presbyterianism (c. 1658-1708)

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Reproduced here are all five of Makemie's published writings together with all his known correspondence, preceded by a biography which details his active and colorful life. This study provides an invaluable tool for understanding the genesis of one of America's major denominational traditions.

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The Life of Francis Makemie

1.Makemie's Publications: An Answer to George Keith's Libel (theological debate); Truths in a True Light (ecumenical appeal) ; A Plain and Friendly Perswasive (commercial writing); A Good Conversation (sermon); A Narrative of a New and Unusual American Imprisonment (legal defence)

2.Makemie's Letters

3.Additional Source Material: Minutes of the Presbytery of Laggan referring to Makemie; Deed to Makemie for land purchased in Virginia, 8 June 1698; Permission for Makemie to preach in Virginia, 29 April 1699;Petition of Makemie and others to the Governor of Virginia regarding tobacco trade, 2 November 1705; Cornbury's letter to the Lords of Trade; 14 October 1707; Makemie's Last Will and Testament; Inventory of Makemie's possessions

Bibliography, Index

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