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Timeline 1600 - 1699

1603
Arminius takes the position that predestination is based on fore-knowledge
1603
James I becomes King
1604
The Puritans meet James at Hampton Court. Their hopes are dashed
1609
d. Jacobus Arminius
1610
b. Brother Lawrence
1610
The Arminians issue the Remonstrance containing 5 articles
1611
The King James Version, the most influential English translation of the Bible
1615
b. Puritan Richard Baxter, author of The Reformed Pastor
1616
b. Puritan John Owen, called the Calvin of England
1618
The Book of Sports is published. It contradicts the Puritan view of the Sabbath, but Puritans are forced to read it
1618 - 1619
The Synod of Dort is called in the Netherlands to answer the Arminians. The response forms 5 point Calvinism
1620
Plymouth, Massachusetts colony founded by Puritans
1623
b. Blaise Pascal
1623
1625
Charles I becomes King. He too is against the Puritans
1628
William Laud becomes Bishop of London and steps up oppression of the Puritans
1628
b. Puritan John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress among many other works of poetry and prose
1629
Charles I dismisses Parliament
1630
John Winthrop and many Puritans migrate to America
1632
b. Locke, founder of empiricism
1633
The Book of Sports is renewed
1636
Harvard founded by Puritans
1638
The National Covenant
1640
Charles I summons Parliament. They curtail his power
1643
The Solemn League and Covenant
1643 - 1646
1646
Cromwell's army defeats the King at the Battle of Naseby
1647
George Fox founds the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
1649
Charles I is executed. Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
c. 1650
Brother Lawrence became a monk, and "walk(ed) with God around a kitchen for forty years" (Great Christian Books, 57) But he did it to glorify God
1654
Conversion of Pascal. He started collecting notes for an Apology for the Christian Religion. It was unfinished, but his notes were published posthumously as Pensees
1658
d. Cromwell
1660
Charles II becomes King of England
1661 - 1663
John Eliot publishes the Bible in Algonkian, a Native American language. Over the course of his life he also helped plant at least 14 Native American churches
1662
d. Pascal
1662
New Act of Uniformity, over two thousand Puritan pastors resign or are forced out
1675
Philip Jacob Spener's Pia Desideria helps begin the pietist movement
1675
Edict of Nantes is revoked, making Protestantism illegal again in France. Many huguenots emigrated, some stayed and met in secret
1685
b. J.S.Bach, called the fifth evangelist
1687
d. Turretin. His Institutes of Elentic Theology were published the next year
1688
William and Mary take the throne. Puritans are free to preach and establish their own churches
1691
d. Brother Lawrence