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Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England

The Caroline Puritan Movement, c.1620-1643

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Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England by Tom Webster
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This book reconsiders the existence of an early Stuart Puritan movement, and examines the ways in which Puritan clergymen encouraged greater sociability with their like-minded colleagues, both in theory and in practice, to such an extent that they came to define themselves as 'a peculiar people', a community distinct from their less faithful rivals. Their voluntary communal rituals encouraged a view of the world divided between 'us' and 'them'. This provides a context for a renewed examination of the thinking behind debates on ceremonial nonconformity and reactions to the Laudian changes of the 1630s. From this a new perspective is developed on arguments about emigration and church government, arguments that proved crucial to Parliamentarian unity during the English Civil War.
Release date NZ
November 6th, 1997
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
370
Dimensions
152x228x24
ISBN-13
9780521461702
Product ID
1830350

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