By Charles W. A. Prior

This booklet proposes a brand new version for figuring out spiritual debates within the church buildings of britain and Scotland among 1603 and 1625. It argues that rival interpretations of scripture, pagan, and civil historical past and the assets significant to the Christian culture lay on the middle of disputes among contrasting ecclesiological visions.

Show description

Read or Download Defining the Jacobean Church : the politics of religious controversy, 1603-1625 PDF

Best church history books

American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States (Galaxy Books)

Written by means of one of many premier historians of yank Catholicism, this e-book offers a entire background of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States from colonial occasions to the current. Hennesey examines, specifically, minority Catholics and advancements within the western a part of the U.S., a quarter frequently ignored in spiritual histories.

The Reformation Experience: Life in a Time of Change

A radical research of the Reformation, interpreting its roots via its better eu impacts and targeting what it intended to the person Christian of that day There are many sound histories of the Reformation within the old-fashioned with its choice for concepts and theologians. Taking a new strategy, this consultant exhibits how it came to the person Christian and what it intended.

The Early Stuart Church, 1603–1642

The early Stuart Church grew to become a battlefield for rival visions of English society. Fincham's choice of essays grapples with contentious matters within the interpretation of early British historical past together with the character of the protracted English Reformation, the existing theology and ethos of the reformed English church, the position performed in church and society via the 1st Stuart monarchs, and the origins of the political and spiritual upheavals of the seventeenth century.

John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters

John Henry Newman used to be some of the most eminent of Victorians and an highbrow pioneer for an age of doubt and unsettlement. His educating remodeled the Victorian Church of britain, but many nonetheless need to know extra of Newman's own existence. Newman's published correspondence runs to 32 volumes, and John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters deals a fashion throughout the maze.

Additional resources for Defining the Jacobean Church : the politics of religious controversy, 1603-1625

Sample text

7. For a discussion of the constitutional and canonical aspects of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean Church, see R. G. Usher, The reconstruction of the English Church, 2 vols. (London, 1910), vol. I, pp. 191–204, 403–23. ‘A proclamation of the authorizing and uniformitie of the Booke of Common Prayer to be used throughout the realms’, 5 March 1604. See Stuart royal proclamations, ed. J. F. Larkin and P. L. Hughes, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1973), vol. I, pp. 74–6. ’34 Among these ways and means was the process of clerical subscription whereby a standard public doctrine was enforced.

C. Wooding, Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (Oxford, 2000); Milton, Catholic and reformed, esp. Part 1. J. P. D. , University of Cambridge, 1981). Kenneth Fincham’s work has shown how fruitful these sources can be. In addition to his Prelate as pastor: the episcopate of James I (Oxford, 1990), see Visitation articles and injunctions of the early Stuart Church, ed. Kenneth Fincham, 2 vols. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994–8). Many of the period’s surviving sermons deal with themes that are relevant to this study.

G. A. Pocock, The ancient constitution and the feudal law: A reissue with a retrospect (Cambridge, 1987), chs. 2–3; Glenn Burgess, ‘Common law and political theory in early Stuart England’, Political Science, 40 (1988), 5–17. J. G. A. Pocock, Barbarism and Religion, Vol. II: Narratives of civil government (Cambridge, 1999), p. 29. 34 Defining the Jacobean Church the history to which they looked blended civil and ecclesiastical authority, and this mirrored the conditions of their own institutions and was therefore useful to them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.69 of 5 – based on 13 votes