[CHEYNELL, Francis.]

The sworne confederacy between the convocation at Oxford,


The sworne confederacy between the convocation at Oxford,
and the tower of London.
[London?] Printed in the yeare, 1647. June the 5th.

In stock

SKU: 64459 Categories: , , Tag:


“Following the fall of Oxford to the parliamentarians in 1646, early in 1647 Cheynell engaged in public debate in the city with the Seeker William Erbury over the Holy Spirit and the implications of the doctrine of free grace, a relation of which was published as “Nor Truth, nor Error” (1647). Here he saw the theologically radical wing of puritanism as part of the same danger to orthodoxy and civil obedience as the Socinian tendency … In “The Sworn Confederacy between the Convocation at Oxford and the Tower of London” (1647) he attacked the ‘right worthy doctors’ of the university who met to ‘plot’ at Sheldon’s and at Fell’s lodgings: ‘the Mysterie of Iniquitie works highest in Dr Sheldon, who is the eldest son of Prince Lucifer'” (ODNB).


First and only edition. 4to (13.5 x 18cm) [2], 10pp., very good in nineteenth century brown wrappers.


Wing C3817; Madan II, 1924.


Stock ID: 64459