Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England: The Caroline Puritan Movement, c.1620-1643 - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Paperback)Tom Webster (author), Anthony Fletcher (series editor), John Guy (series editor), John Morrill (series editor)
Paperback 372 Pages / Published: 30/10/2003
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This book reconsiders the existence of an early Stuart Puritan movement, and examines the ways in which Puritan clergymen encouraged greater sociability with their like-minded colleagues, both in theory and in practice, to such an extent that they came to define themselves as 'a peculiar people', a community distinct from their less faithful rivals. Their voluntary communal rituals encouraged a view of the world divided between 'us' and 'them'. This provides a context for a renewed examination of the thinking behind debates on ceremonial nonconformity and reactions to the Laudian changes of the 1630s. From this a new perspective is developed on arguments about emigration and church government, arguments that proved crucial to Parliamentarian unity during the English Civil War.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
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