Defining the Jacobean Church: The Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603-1625

Defining the Jacobean Church: The Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603-1625

by Charles W. A. Prior
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521848768

ISBN-13: 9780521848763

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Proposing a new model for understanding religious debates in the churches of England and Scotland between 1603 and 1625, Charles Prior sets aside 'narrow' analyses of conflict over predestination, This book's theme is ecclesiology—the nature of the church, its rites and governance, and its relationship to the early Stuart political world. Drawing on a

Overview

Proposing a new model for understanding religious debates in the churches of England and Scotland between 1603 and 1625, Charles Prior sets aside 'narrow' analyses of conflict over predestination, This book's theme is ecclesiology—the nature of the church, its rites and governance, and its relationship to the early Stuart political world. Drawing on a substantial number of polemical works, from sermons to books of several hundred pages, it argues that rival interpretations of scripture, pagan and civil history and the sources central to the Christian historical tradition lay at the heart of disputes between proponents of contrasting ecclesiological visions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848763
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: defining the Church; 2. The language of ecclesiastical polity and Jacobean conformist thought; 3. Doctrine, law, and conflict over the Canons of 1604; 4. Apostoli, Episcopi, Divini?: models of ecclesiastical governance; 5. Bellum Ceremoniale: scripture, custom, and ceremonial practice; 6. Ceremonies, episcopacy, and the Scottish kirk; 7. Conclusion: narratives of civil and ecclesiastical authority.

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