Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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The shattering of the Roman Catholic church and the establishment of the Protestant Church of England, during the English Reformation, affected all aspects of English life. Bringing together a collection of sources, including narratives, reports, church documents and parliamentary proceedings, Religion and Society in Early Modern England charts the transformation of English religious culture from the 1530s to the 1660s.
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"An unusually imaginative collection of readings on the religious life of England from the Reformation to the Restoration." - Paul S. Seaver, Stanford University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415118491
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

I Tradition and change : the old religion and the new 12
1 The state of Molford Church as I, Roger Martyn, did know it 12
2 Hugh Latimer, convocation sermon, 1536 15
3 The ten articles, 1536 19
4 The six articles, 1539 25
5 English Bibles, 1537 and 1539 26
6 Robert Parkyn's narrative of the reformation, 1532-54 29
7 Rose Hickman's memoir of protestant life under Mary 34
8 John Foxe, Acts and monuments 37
9 Accounts and inventories of St. Edmund's parish, Salisbury, 1527-57 41
10 Wills of Margaret Odeham, 1492 and Anne Buckenham, 1539 45
II The established church 48
11 View and plan of Tunstead church, Norfolk 48
12 The book of common prayer, 1559 50
13 An act for the uniformity of common prayer and divine service, 1559 66
14 The thirty-nine articles, 1563 69
15 The homily against contention and brawling 80
16 Thomas Becon's new catechism, 1559 83
17 Alexander Nowell's catechism, 1570 88
18 Accounts and inventories of St. Edmund's parish, Salisbury, 1579-1635 90
19 Roger Coker's will, 1563 93
20 Wills from the diocese of Durham, 1603-1615 94
III Religious culture and religious contest in Elizabethan England 96
21 A view of popish abuses yet remaining in the English church, 1572 96
22 Archbishop Grindal's injunctions for the laity in the province of York, 1571 104
23 Archbishop Grindal's letter to the queen, 1576 107
24 George Gifford's Country divinity, 1582 114
25 Philip Stubbes, the manner of sanctifying the Sabbath, 1583 119
26 Oxfordshire archdeaconry court, 1584 122
27 Richard Bancroft on the 'Precisians', 1584 125
28 The Marprelate tracts : Hay any worke for Cooper, 1589 126
29 William Allen's Defence of English Catholics, 1584 129
30 William Perkins, A golden chaine, or the description of theologie, 1600 132
31 Perkins' diagram of the path to salvation 139
32 Richard Hooker, The lawes of ecclesiastical politie, 1597 141
33 Deathbed of the Earl of Huntingdon 143
34 Samuel Ward's diary, 1595 144
IV The Jacobean church 147
35 Bishop Matthew's report on the Hampton Court conference, 1604 147
36 Constitutions and Canons ecclesiastical, 1604 151
37 Archbishop Bancroft's letter regarding Catholic recusants, 1605 156
38 William Bradshaw's English puritanism, 1605 159
39 Robert Wilkinson, The merchant royall : awedding at court, 1607 161
40 Archbishop Abbot's letter regarding preaching, 1622 163
41 Lancelot Andrewes, 'a Sermon before the king', 1621 165
42 Richard Sheldon, A sermon laying open the beast and his marks, 1622 167
43 A thankfull remembrance of Gods mercie, 1625 167
V Ceremonialism and its discontents 169
44 The king's declaration of sports, 1633 169
45 Bishop Pier's report on Somerset parish feasts, 1633 172
46 Henry Burton, A divine tragedy lately acted, 1636 174
47 Archbishop Laud's visitation of Leicestershire, 1634 179
48 Richard Montague's articles of enquiry for the diocese of Norwich, 1638 181
49 Christopher Dow's narrative of the rise and progress of the 'disciplinarians', 1637 193
50 Robert Skinner, A sermon preached before the king at White-Hall, 1634 197
51 Will of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, 1639 198
52 Will of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1644 199
VI Religious revolution 201
53 The roots and branches petition, 1640 201
54 Complaints against a Warwickshire vicar, 1641 207
55 A decade of grievances, 1641 209
56 The protestation, 1641 211
57 John Walley's lament for the church, 1643 211
58 The Solemn League and Covenant, 1643 212
59 William Dowsing's destructions in East Anglia, 1643-4 215
60 Directory for public worship, 1645 218
61 Nicholas Proffet, Englands impenitencie under smiting, 1645 224
62 Thomas Edwards on the practices and errors of the sectaries, 1646 227
63 A catalogue of the several sects and opinions, 1647 231
64 Eikon Basilike, his sacred majesty, 1649 233
65 A fiery flying roll, Ranter prophecies, 1650 234
66 Quaker agitation, 1655 236
67 Richard Baxter's ministry at Kidderminster, 1647-60 238
68 Richard Baxter's account of twelve sorts of parishioners, 1658 242
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