BAXTER, Richard. Die Nothwendige Lehre Von der Verleugnung Unser Selbst / Aus Gottes Wort außgeführet durch Richard Baxter. Welche von dem Authore in Englischer Sprache beschrieben: Nun aber in Teutsch übergesetzet und heraus gegeben/ durch J. F. L. Frankfurt, Johann Görlin for Zacharias Hertel and Matthäus Weyrauch' s heirs [in Hamburg], 1682.
12mo. 19th-century pastiche black morocco over boards, spine with raised bands and ruled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered along corners, gilt brass clasps; pp. 708, , title printed in red and black; armorial bookplate, apart from even light browning an very good and clean copy.
Early German edition. This Puritan and Calvininst treatise was translated in 1665 by the theologian Johann Fischer (1636-1705), who was active in many Baltic coastal towns and translated the Bible into Estonian and Latvian. He rose to fame and suspicion among the orthodox Lutheran theologians when he published this seminal text of Puritanism, Baxter's Calvinist and Puritan Treatise of Self-Denyall (1659).
Max Weber (1864–1920), the German sociologist, made significant use of Baxter's works in developing his thesis for "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"