Government is from God

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/217
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises v.42 Treatises v.172
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      f 211-212 (f 212v is blank); 315 x 205 mm..

Scope and Content

Positions concerning government, 20 in number; and disavowal of contrary principles; with an extract from ‘Bp. Andrews, Tortura Torti; p 379-380.’


Apparently Baxter’s (but not in his handwriting); Copy of DWL/RB/1/171 in another unknown hand.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black v.172 (also listed as v.42); Thomas p.12


  • For the Italian Jesuit and cardinal, Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), see Corr 48, 397, 743A and ODCC.
  • For Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), Bishop of Winchester, see ODNB and Corr 379, 1199. Andrewes’s Tortura Torti (1609) carried a title which punned Bellarmine’s pseudonym Matthaeus Tortus which he had used for his Responsio ad Librum (1608), part of the exchange of letters, concerning the authority of King James I of England. In Tortura Torti, Andrewes refuted papal supremacy and defended the king’s supremacy over the Church of England.