Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

by Judith Maltby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521453135

ISBN-13: 9780521453134

Pub. Date: 07/23/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the culture of conformity to the Church of England and its liturgy in the period after the Reformation and before the outbreak of the Civil War. It provides a necessary corrective to our view of religion in that period through a serious exploration of the laypeople who conformed, out of conviction, to the Book of Common Prayer. These "prayer book

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This book explores the culture of conformity to the Church of England and its liturgy in the period after the Reformation and before the outbreak of the Civil War. It provides a necessary corrective to our view of religion in that period through a serious exploration of the laypeople who conformed, out of conviction, to the Book of Common Prayer. These "prayer book Protestants" formed a significant part of the spectrum of society in Tudor and Stuart England, yet until now they have remained an almost completely uninvestigated group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction: the good, the bad, and the godly? The laity and the established church; 2. Conformity and the church courts, c. 1570–1642; 3. The rhetoric of conformity, c. 1640–1642; 4. Sir Thomas Aston and the campaign for the established church, c. 1640–1642; 5. Parishioners, petitions, and the Prayer Book in the 1640s; 6. Conclusion: laity, clergy, and conformity in post-Reformation England; Appendix 1. Petitions for the Book of Common Prayer and episcopacy, 1640–1642; Appendix 2. Subscribing Cheshire parishes and townships, 1641; Appendix 3. Five subscribing Cheshire communities; Bibliography.

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