62) Neal's typology of the Brownists
was important in relation to the advent of the Baptists of England.
Initially, Paget's concern was with Brownist
Separatism, which competed strongly for the souls of the English settlers.
The comprehension and toleration bills, introduced into the House of Lords in the early months of 1689, were based on the long-held Latitudinarian notion that there were two types of Dissenters--"moderate" in the Puritan tradition and "separatist" in the Brownist
tradition--and that two distinct and different policies, comprehension and toleration, ought to be applied to each respectively.
88) New England Calvinists--variously called Puritans, Pilgrims, Congregationalists, Independents, Brownists
, and Separatists--generally conceived of the church and the state as two separate covenantal associations, two seats of Godly authority in the community, each with a distinct polity and calling.
In the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries various non-Anglican Protestant groups in England--Puritans, Brownists
, Independents, and other self-styled "Separatists" (43)--had called the English church and state to a greater separation from each other and from the Church of Rome.
Sprunger, "The Meeting of Dutch Anabaptists and English Brownists
, Reported by P.
6) Still, Peter Milward remarks, "he is described by Maria as 'a kind of Puritan,' which means--for all the learned reservations of commentators--still a Puritan, if not quite so extreme as the Brownists
He founded a religious movement called the Brownists
, with communities in Norwich and the Netherlands.
The Engagement Between the King and the Scots (1647), for example, called for the suppression of all "Anti-Trinitarians, Anabaptists, Antinomians, Arminians, Familists, Brownists
, Separatists, Independents, Libertines, and Seekers," as well as "all blasphemy, heresy, schism, and all such scandalous doctrines and practices as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity.
His first published work appeared anonymously in 1641, issued under two separate titles: A New Petition of the Papists and The Humble Petition of the Brownists
the defendants counter accusations of libel with the claim that the religious reformists 'gave enterteynment to one Traske a young hot headed and excommunycated Mynister', (56) that is, John Traske, who became more notorious when in London he founded the Brownists
and preached in support of the reinstitution of the Jewish sabbath.
1), which dates from 1593 (not 1592 as stated in the discussion on page 81), was essentially a measure to suppress Brownists
and Separatists, a fact to which its inclusion in the section on Puritans in G.