Baxter was a controversial voice for church unionthroughout the religious turmoil of the Interregnum* and the Restoration*. A nonseparatingPuritan* who became a reluctant Dissenter*, he once labeled himself an"Episcopal-Presbyterian-Independent." Though he wrote unceasingly, he consideredhimself primarily a pastor and never accepted a position higher than curate orchaplain.
Key, Newton, "Richard Baxter" (1996). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 145.