McMahon treatment in that egard Sterry eally made it clear to me that not all Puritans were cut from the same cloth The introduction includes a great biography of Sterry and a breakdown of his theology This book is eally a great introduction to the man and his thought but his works need to be ead as a whole not just as brief extracts This eally only provides a glimpse into his brilliance. Reat literature and which truly epresent what he himself egarded as the very pith of his doctrine' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English Platonism or Puritanis.
I like Peter Sterry uite a bit His thought is both mystical and fairly dense in complexity I came across him while studying the Cambridge Platonists They were a group of instructors affiliated with Cambridge college during the period of the English commonwealth Most of them were called latitudinarians because they supported less Der Bilderwächter restrictions on matters of faith and conscience They were often. Originally published in 1934 this book contains select extracts from the writings of prominent Platonist and Puritan theologian Peter Sterry as well as a briefeview of Sterry's life work.
Strongly Protestant in theology but also Platonist and Neoplatonist in philosophy Their ideas are interesting but so far I have been the most impressed with Sterry His discourse is than cursorily poetic His mystical tendencies are very hard to separate from his theological and philosophical tendencies although some compilers have attempted to do just that This compilation is honest than the. S and beliefs De Sola Pinto chooses the passages from Sterry's writings that are most likely to appeal to the modern eader and which seem 'to have the enduring and universal ualities of
Peter Sterry 1613–1672 was an English independent theologian associated with the Cambridge Platonists prominent during the English Civil War era He was chaplain to Parliamentarian general Robert Greville 2nd Baron Brooke and then Oliver Cromwell a member of the Westminster Assembly and a leading radical Puritan preacher attached to the English Council of State