Drawing attention to forgotten puritan Richard Bernard [1568-1641]. I came across him studying Puritan writings on the conscience. Some posts here began life on my personal blog.This prolific Puritan pastor and writer was author of The Faithfull Shepheard and his practice (1607, 1621), a handbook for ministers and an allegory called The Isle of Man (1627).
William Cavendish (1590–1628) was a nobleman, the second Earl of Devonshire and the second son of his namesake the first earl, William Caven...
A Puritan lived name of Bernard A preacher he was, very learned. He also wrote much On pi'ty and such But now by most people he's spurn-ed.
A godly Protestant
This prolific Puritan pastor and writer was author of The Faithfull Shepheard and his practice (1607, 1621), a handbook for ministers and an allegory called The Isle of Man (1627).Born in Epworth, he was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. Deprived of his living in Worksop, Nottinghamshire in 1604, he appeared to embrace separatism but this did not last. From 1612 he was based in Somerset and served in Batcombe, near Shepton Mallet, for the rest of his days. It has been said that ‘throughout most of his career Bernard was an example of those godly protestants who practised as much nonconformity as they could within the established church, yielding to authority as necessary but willing to work with those bishops who appreciated his marked commitment to elevating the piety of his parishioners through preaching and catechising.'