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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tim Cooper

This event has been rescheduled from 7 September 2021.

Why Richard Baxter matters (to me)

About Professor Tim Cooper’s research

Tim is a historian of seventeenth-century English religious and intellectual history with a particular focus on the Puritans, and two Puritans in particular: Richard Baxter (1615–91) and John Owen (1616–83). He has pioneered an approach to their intellectual history that emphasises real-world factors that shape ideas – factors such as personality, experience and geography.

He has written one academic monograph on the way in which the English Civil War (1642–46) prompted Baxter to reinvent his doctrine of salvation, and another on the strained relationship between Baxter and Owen, the two most significant leaders within English Nonconformity.

Tim is one of four co-editors of a new scholarly edition of the autobiography of Richard Baxter that was published by Oxford University Press in five volumes comprising 3,000 pages and 1.5 million words, and he is currently co‑editing a volume of the letters of Richard Baxter, under contract to Oxford University Press.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee, and juice.

Streaming information for Professor Tim Cooper’s IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Monday, 28 November 2022, at the following web address:

Professor Tim Cooper's IPL video stream

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Date Monday, 28 November 2022
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
LocationArchway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin 9016
Contact NameAnna Poole
Contact Phone+64 21 279 8934

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