The Imperial Origins Of The King's Church In Early America, 1607-1783

The Imperial Origins Of The King's Church In Early America, 1607-1783

by James B. Bell
     
 

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The experience of the King's church in Early America was shaped by the unfolding imperial policies of the English government after 1675. London-based civil and ecclesiastical officials supervised the extension and development of the church overseas. The recruitment, appointment and financial support of the ministers was guided by London officials. Transplanted to the…  See more details below

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The experience of the King's church in Early America was shaped by the unfolding imperial policies of the English government after 1675. London-based civil and ecclesiastical officials supervised the extension and development of the church overseas. The recruitment, appointment and financial support of the ministers was guided by London officials. Transplanted to the New World without the traditional hierarchical structure of the church - no bishop served in the colonies during the colonial period - at the time of the American Revolution it was neither an English-American, or American-English church, yet modified in a distinctive manner.

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'It is evident that the book is the product of a great deal of research.' - Stephen Taylor, English Historical Review

'...the institutional overview and quantitative information make the book a useful addition to the literature on early American Religion.' - Travis Glasson, William and Mary Quarterly

'...an important resource, both in terms of its narrative and its immense bibliography, for the study of the Church of England in colonial North America.' - Edward L. Bond, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

'a welcome and worthy addition to the series...What sets this book apart...is a newly undertaken mining and marshaling of archival material both in the United Kingdom and the United States.' - Church History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403932198
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Modern History Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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James B. Bell is at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, Oxford.

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