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The Culture of English Puritanism 1560-1700 : Themes in Focus - Christopher Durston

The Culture of English Puritanism 1560-1700

Themes in Focus

Paperback Published: 24th January 1996
ISBN: 9780333597460
Number Of Pages: 340

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The Culture of English Puritanism is a major contribution to the debate on the nature and extent of early modern Puritanism. In their introduction the editors provide an up-to-date survey of the long-standing debate on Puritanism, before proceeding to outline their own definition of the movement. They argue that Puritanism should be defined as a unique and vibrant religious culture, which was grounded in a distinctive psychological outlook and which manifested itself in a set of highly characteristic religious practices.

In the subsequent essays, a distinguished group of contributors consider in detail some of the most important aspects of this culture, in particular sermon-gadding, collective fasting, strict observance of Sunday, iconoclasm, and puritan attempts to reform alternative popular culture of their ungodly neighbours. Other contributions chart the channels through which puritan culture was sustained in the 80-year period proceding the English Civil War, the failure of attempts by the puritan government of Interregnum England to impose this puritan culture on the English people, the subsequent emergence of Dissent after 1600

'A well-planned collection with firm editorial control, and commissioned essays from professionals who know how to write.' - Christopher Haigh, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'A first-rate introduction to seventeenth-century English Puritanism for those who have little previous knowledge of the subject.' - Barry Coward, History Today

Introduction: The Puritan Ethos, 1560-1700; C.Durston & J.Eales - Elizabethan and Jacobean Puritanism as Forms of Popular Religious Culture; P.Collinson - Puritans and the Church Courts, 1560-1640; M.Ingram - Puritans and Iconoclasm, 1560-1660; M.Aston - The Puritan Death-bed, c.1560-c.1660; R. Houlbrooke - 'A Charitable Christian Hatred': The Godly and their Enemies in the 1630s; P. Lake - A Road to Revolution: The Continuity of Puritanism 1559-1642; J. Eales - Puritan Rule and the Failure of Cultural Revolution 1645-1660; C. Durston - From Puritanism to Dissent 1660-1700; J. Spurr

ISBN: 9780333597460
ISBN-10: 033359746X
Series: Themes in Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 24th January 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1