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The boxmaker's revenge

'Orthodoxy', 'Heterodoxy' and the politics of the parish in early Stuart London

By Peter Lake

The boxmaker's revenge
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  • ISBN: 9780719080500
  • Publish Date: Mar 2001
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    This book is based on a story. Its main protagonists are a London clergyman, Stephen Denison, and a lay sectmaster and prophet, John Etherington. The dispute between the two men blew up in the mid-1620s, but its reverberations can be traced back to the 1590s and continued to 1640.

    Through Denison the book analyses the tensions and contradictions within the 'religion of protestants' that dominated great swathes of the early Stuart church. Through Etherington, it eavesdrops on a London puritan underground that has remained largely hidden from view and which, while it was related to, indeed, parasitic upon, was not coterminous with, the order and orthodoxy-centred puritanism of Stephen Denison.

    By placing the Denison/Etherington dispute in its multiple contexts, the book becomes a study of puritan theology and intra-puritan theological dispute; of lay clerical relations and of the politics of the parish; and thus of the social history of parish and puritan religion in London.

    Contents

    List of figures
    Acknowledgements
    Part 1 - Stephen Denison
    1. Introduction: the occasion
    2. The puritanism of Stephen Denison: i. doctrinal and pietistic underpinnings
    3. The puritanism of Stephen Denison: ii. ecclesiastical forms and political consequences
    Part 2 - John Etherington
    4. Denison and Etherington or was John Etherington a familist?
    5. Another pair of initials? T.L., H.N. and the ideological formation of the young Etherington
    6. What Etherington really thought: the 1620s
    Part 3 - The London puritan scene
    7. The London puritan underground
    8. William Chibald and the strange case of 'A trial of faith'
    9. Doctrinal dispute and damage limitation in the London puritan community
    Part 4 - Denison and Etherington again
    10. Heading for the high ground: Denison and Etherington on order, authority and orthodoxy
    11. The Laudian style and the politics of the parish-pump
    12. Retrospective: Denison and Etherington position themselves for posterity
    13. Conclusion
    Index

    Author

    Peter Lake is University Professor of History at Princeton University

    The boxmaker's revenge

    By Peter Lake

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