The Church of England c.1689-c.1833: From Toleration to Tractarianism

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After decades of neglect there has recently been a resurgence of interest in the history of the Church of England in 'the long eighteenth century'.This volume of essays brings together the fruits of some of this research, and reflects the diversity of approaches to the study of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that religion and the Church can no longer be regarded as a discrete subject in the history of eighteenth-century England, but are central to a full understanding of its life and thought.
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"...these essays provide a total reassessment of the significance and image of the eighteenth-century Church of England. ...these essays are a solid foundation for any historican planning to undertake a much-needed comprehensive and updated study of the Hanoverian Church." The Catholic Historical Review

" important collection of essays....the most significant work on the eighteenth-century church to be published since Norman Sykes' magisterial Church and State in England in the XVIIIth Century (1934)....Each essay makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the eighteenth-century church." Robert D. Cornwall, Albion

"An important source for church historians and other scholars of the eighteenth century." Marc Baer, Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521417327
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: The Church and Anglicanism in the 'long' eighteenth century 1
2 The eighteenth-century Reformation: the pastoral task of Anglican clergy after 1689 67
3 The clergy in the diocese of London in the eighteenth century 86
4 The reception of Richard Podmore: Anglicanism in Saddleworth 1700-1830 110
5 The Church, the societies and the moral revolution of 1688 127
6 John Locke, Jonas Proast and religious toleration 1688-1692 143
7 The origins and ideals of the SPCK 1699-1716 172
8 Cultural patronage and the Anglican crisis: Bristol c. 1689-1775 191
9 Latitudinarianism at the parting of the ways: a suggestion 209
10 Ecclesiastical policy under Lord North 228
11 The foundation ofthe Church Missionary Society: the Anglican missionary impulse 247
12 A Hanoverian legacy? Diocesan reform in the Church of England c. 1800-1833 265
13 The eighteenth-century Church: a European view 285
14 Portrait of a High Church clerical dynasty in Georgian England: the Frewens and their world 299
15 'Papist traitors' and 'Presbyterian rogues': religious identities in eighteenth-century Lancashire 317
16 Church parties in the pre-Tractarian Church of England 1750-1833: the 'Orthodox' - some problems of definition and identity 334
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