Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England: The Caroline Puritan Movement, c.1620-1643

Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England: The Caroline Puritan Movement, c.1620-1643

by Tom Webster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521461707

ISBN-13: 9780521461702

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Religion, and Puritanism in particular, was a crucially important influence in seventeenth-century England. This book attempts to trace the way in which Puritan clergymen saw themselves and the world in which they lived. It goes on to discuss the changes they wanted to make to the Church of England in terms of services and in terms of how they wanted to replace…  See more details below

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Religion, and Puritanism in particular, was a crucially important influence in seventeenth-century England. This book attempts to trace the way in which Puritan clergymen saw themselves and the world in which they lived. It goes on to discuss the changes they wanted to make to the Church of England in terms of services and in terms of how they wanted to replace bishops. By looking at such matters through the networks of friendship and alliances made by the ministers, a new picture emerges of the role played by Puritans in the decades leading up to the English Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521461702
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. ISociety, clerical conference and the Church of England9
1Clerical education and the household seminary15
2Profitable conferences and the settlement of godly ministers36
3Fasting and prayer60
4Clerical associations and the Church of England75
Pt. IIThe godly ministry: piety and practice93
5The image of a godly minister95
6Religiosity and sociability122
Pt. III'These uncomfortable times': conformity and the godly ministers 1628-1638149
7Thomas Hooker and the conformity debate151
8Trajectories of response to Laudianism167
9The ecclesiastical courts and the Essex visitation of 1631180
10Juxon, Wren and the implementation of Laudianism204
11The diocese of Peterborough: a see of conflict215
12The metropolitical visitation of Essex and the strategies of evasion235
Pt. IV'These dangerous times': the Puritan diaspora 1631-1643253
13John Dury and the godly ministers255
14Choices of suffering and flight268
15The 'non-separating Congregationalists' and early Massachusetts286
16Thomas Hooker and the Amesians299
17Alternative ecclesiologies to 1643310
18Conclusion333
Index339

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