The Later Reformation In England, 1547-1603 / Edition 2

The Later Reformation In England, 1547-1603 / Edition 2

by Diarmaid MacCulloch
     
 

The English Reformation was the event that chiefly shaped English identity well into the 20th century. It made the English kingdom a self-consciously Protestant state dominating the British Isles, and boasting an established Church that eventually developed a peculiar religious agenda, Anglicanism. Although Henry VIII triggered a break with the Pope in his

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The English Reformation was the event that chiefly shaped English identity well into the 20th century. It made the English kingdom a self-consciously Protestant state dominating the British Isles, and boasting an established Church that eventually developed a peculiar religious agenda, Anglicanism. Although Henry VIII triggered a break with the Pope in his eccentric quest to rid himself of an inconveniently loyal wife, the Reformation soon slipped from his control, and in the reigns of his Tudor successors, it developed a momentum that made it one of the success stories of European Protestantism. In this book, MacCulloch discusses the developing Reformation in England through the later Tudor reigns: Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. He provides a narrative of events, then discusses the ideas that shaped the English Reformation, and surveys the ways in which the English reacted to it, how far and quickly they accepted It, and assesses those who remained dissenters. This new edition is fully updated to take account of new material in the field that has appeared in the last decade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333921395
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/10/2001
Series:
British History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,031,593
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene
Part I: The Will of the Prince
• Protestant and Catholic Failure 1547-1558

• 1559-1577: The Cuckoo in the Nest
• Polity and Policy 1577-1603
Part II: Building A Reformed Church
• Theology: Creating a New Orthodoxy
• Theology: The Consensus Challenged
• Reforming a Ministry
Part III: Voluntary Religion
• The Reception of the Reformation
• Principled Dissent

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