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The Beginnings of English Protestantism - Peter Marshall

The Beginnings of English Protestantism

By: Peter Marshall (Editor), Professor Alec Ryrie (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521802741
Number Of Pages: 256

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Recent studies of the English Reformation have tended either to emphasise the vitality of traditional religious culture, or to shift the focus to the reigns of Elizabeth and the early Stuarts. As a result the men and women who once seemed central to the story, those who became Protestants in the early and middle decades of the sixteenth century, have tended to be marginalised. These essays draw attention to those critical early years, and to the importance of the evangelical movement in the making of England's religious revolution. By considering themes such as conversion and martyrdom, gender and authority, printing and propaganda, and the long shadow of medieval religious culture, the authors show early English Protestantism to have been a complex and many-headed movement. Rather than assuming the onward march of Protestantism, the essays reveal the unpredictable and deeply-contested process by which an English Protestant identity came to be formed.

'It shows just how varied and kaleidoscopic the English Reformation was, from a Protestant point of view; and, with imagination and erudition, it succeeds in restoring Protestants to what was once understood as their Reformation.' Stephen Alford, Church Times 'Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie's superb collection of essays could not have come at a better time.' The Tablet '... stimulating set of essays ... we have here a volume that will be of immense value to historians ...' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction: Protestantisms and their beginningsp. 1
Evangelical conversion in the reign of Henry VIIIp. 14
The friars in the English Reformationp. 38
Clement Armstrong and the godly commonwealth: radical religion in early Tudor Englandp. 60
Counting sheep, counting shepherds: the problem of allegiance in the English Reformationp. 84
Sanctified by the believing spouse: women, men and the marital yoke in the early Reformationp. 111
Dissenters from a dissenting Church: the challenge of the Freewillers 1550-1558p. 129
Printing and the Reformation: the English exceptionp. 157
John Day: master printer of the English Reformationp. 180
Night schools, conventicles and churches: continuities and discontinuities in early Protestant ecclesiologyp. 209
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780521802741
ISBN-10: 0521802741
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th June 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54