Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625

Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625

by Michael C. Questier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521442141

ISBN-13: 9780521442145

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Reformation was, in many ways, an experiment in conversion. English Protestants urged a change from popery to the Gospel, while Catholics persuaded people from heresy and schism to unity. Michael Questier's meticulous study concentrates on the experience of individual converts, but also investigates the political implications of conversion. By discovering how

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Overview

The Reformation was, in many ways, an experiment in conversion. English Protestants urged a change from popery to the Gospel, while Catholics persuaded people from heresy and schism to unity. Michael Questier's meticulous study concentrates on the experience of individual converts, but also investigates the political implications of conversion. By discovering how people were exhorted to change religion, how they experienced conversion, and how they faced demands for Protestant conformity, this book develops a fresh view of the English Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521442145
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the politics of conversion 1580–1625; 2. Conversion and polemical theology; 3. The experience of change of religion; 4. Change of religion and the end of polemic; 5. The Church under the law: the regime and the enforcement of conformity; 6. 'Heresy is dead and policy is the life of religion': State, church, conversion and conformity; 7. 'The common people still retain a scent of the Roman perfume': conversion and the proselytiser; 8. Conclusion.

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