Six fundamentals of Christianity

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/255
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vi.209 Treatises vi.16
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  • Physical Description
      ff 314-316 (f 314v is blank); 261 x 175 mm.

Scope and Content

Samuel Thomas' paper on fundamental principles.

Includes: 314r: ‘Conferences with Mr Sam. Thomas’


Samuel Thomas was the son of William Thomas, who disagreed with Baxter; see his correspondence with the father, in MS ‘Letters’ vol. iv, & vi.

Argent notes: The full title of Samuel Thomas’s publication was The Presbyterians unmask’d: or, Animadversions upon a nonconformist book, called, The interest of England in the matter of religion. It was a response to John Corbet’s The interest of England in the matter of religion, unfolded in the solution of these three questions. I. Q. Whether the Presbyterian party should in justice or reason of state by rejected and depressed, or protected and incouraged. II. Q. Whether the Presbyterian party may be protected and incouraged, and the episcopal not deserted nor disobliged. III. Q. Whether the upholding of both parties by a just and equal accommodation, be not in it self more desireable and more agreeable to the state of England, then the absolute exalting of the one party, and the total subversion of the other. Written by J.C. (1660).

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vi.209 (also listed as vi.16); Thomas p.16


  • For William Thomas (1592/3-1667) see CR, ODNB, Corr 506, 210, 542, 566, 594, 597, 630 and 955.
  • For Samuel Thomas (1627-93) see Corr 506, 521, 542, 566, 594, 597, 630 and ODNB.
  • For John Corbet (1620-80) see CR, Corr 760, 838, 895, 903, 1037, 1065, 1100, 1132, 1137, 1154, 1260, Rel iii, 96, 189 and ODNB.