Defining the Jacobean Church: The Politics of Religious by Charles W. A. Prior

By Charles W. A. Prior

Providing a brand new version for figuring out spiritual debates within the church buildings of britain and Scotland among 1603 and 1625, Charles past units apart 'narrow' analyses of clash over predestination, This book's subject is ecclesiology--the nature of the church, its rites and governance, and its dating to the early Stuart political global. Drawing on a considerable variety of polemical works, from sermons to books of a number of hundred pages, it argues that rival interpretations of scripture, pagan and civil background and the resources primary to the Christian ancient culture lay on the center of disputes among proponents of contrasting ecclesiological visions.

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Murray Tolmie, The triumph of the saints: the separate churches of London, 1616–1649 (Cambridge, 1977); Keith Sprunger, Dutch puritanism: a history of the English and Scottish churches of the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Leiden, 1982). D. , University of Cambridge, 2003). Peter Holmes, Resistance and compromise: the political thought of the Elizabethan Catholics (Cambridge, 1982); Alexandra Walsham, Church papists: Catholicism, conformity, and confessional polemic in early modern England (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1993); Lucy E.

16. This manner of expression was common among English conformists throughout the period. William Laud noted that the ‘State and Church are built upon pillars, neither can stand without the other. ’ Similarly, Roger Maynwaring argued that ‘Religion [is] the stay of Politie’ and the ‘foundation of all well-ordered commonwealths’. See William Laud, A sermon preached on Munday, the sixt of February, at Westminster: at the opening of the Parliament (London, 1625), sig. B2; Roger Maynwaring, Religion and alegiance: in two sermons preached before the King’s Maiestie (London, 1627), p.

Written by I. Bodin, trans. Richard Knolles (London, 1606), p. 11. Thomas Floyd, The picture of a perfit common wealth (London, 1600), pp. 1, 5–6. Sixe bookes of politickes or Ciuil doctrine, written in Latine by Iustus Lipsius, trans. William Jones (London, 1594), p. 63. Covell, Polimanteia, sig Bb3r. For brief discussions of Wilkes’ work, see J. P. Sommerville, Royalists and patriots: politics and ideology in England, 1603–1640 (London, 1999), pp. 39, 240; Glenn Burgess, Absolute monarchy and the Stuart constitution (Yale, 1996), pp.

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