Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600-1640 available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Religious controversy was central to political conflict in the years leading up to the outbreak of the English Civil War. Historians have focused on one religious doctrine--predestination, but Catholic and Reformed analyzes the broader preconceptions that lay behind religious debate. It offers an analysis of the nature of the English Church, and how this related to the Roman Catholic and Reformed Churches of the Continent. The book's conclusions explain the nature of English religious culture and its role in provoking the Civil War.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: English Protestantism at the dawn of the seventeenth century; Part I. The Church of Rome: 1. 'This Immortal Fewde': anti-popery, 'negative popery' and the changing climate of religious controversy; 2. The rejection of Antichrist; 3. Rome as a true church; 4. The errors of the Church of Rome; 5. Unity and diversity in the Roman communion: inconsistency or opportunity?; 6. Visibility, succession and the Church before Luther; 7. Separation and reunion; Part II. The Reformed Churches: 8. Doctrinal links: a harmony of confessions?; 9. 'The best reformed church': church government and politics; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.