Endorsements & Reviews-
"Hanserd Knollys was among the most prominent, and probably the most learned, of the early Baptist leaders. In one of the most thorough studies of a seventeenth-century Baptist that we possess, Dennis Bustin shows how the interplay of conscience and conformity worked out in his long life."
--David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, UK
"Dr. Bustin has written an admirable book that carefully works through significant primary and secondary material. Overall Paradox and Perseverance attains a high scholarly standard, and also enriches our understanding of the religious history of the English Revolution."
--Ian Gentles, from the Foreword
"A definitive study of a central figure in the early Baptist story, this work also sets a benchmark for future monographs on Baptist leaders of this era. Utilizing an exhaustive examination of all of the relevant primary sources, Bustin is able to make an informed and judicious assessment of Knollys' significance within his Baptist world and also in the wider historical context. A fine piece of scholarship!"
‚--Michael A. G. Haykin, Principal and Professor of Church History and Reformed Spirituality, Toronto Baptist Seminary, Toronto , and Visiting Professor of Church History, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA