Richard Norwood’s life was extraordinary. He travelled as far as most Englishmen ever had done, made major contributions to science and mathematics, and interacted on equal terms with individuals from the widest mix of cultural and economic backgrounds. His spiritual autobiography charts his soteriological progress, but it also reveals a great deal more about Norwood the individual and the culture in which he existed.

Norwood wrote a spiritual autobiography that departed from many of the idiosyncrasies that came to define the genre. His Confessions (1640) is a far more generous text in terms of biographical material than John Bunyan’s later, more widely read, Grace Abounding (1666), and is certainly less …

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Citation: Hall, Barry. "Richard Norwood". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 July 2015 [, accessed 04 October 2023.]

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