Reformed identity and conformity in England, 1559-1714

Edited by Jake Griesel and Esther Counsell

Reformed identity and conformity in England, 1559-1714
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  • Publish Date: Apr 2024
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    This volume is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on how Reformed theology and ecclesiology related to one of the most consequential issues between the Elizabethan Settlement (1559) and the Hanoverian Succession (1714), namely conformity to the Church of England. This volume enriches scholarly understandings of how Reformed identity was understood in the Tudor and Stuart periods, and how it influenced both clerical and lay attitudes towards the English Church's government, liturgy and doctrine. In a reflection of how established religion pervaded all aspects of civic life in the early modern world and was sharply contested within both ecclesiastical and political spheres, this volume includes chapters that focus variously on the ecclesio-political, liturgical, and doctrinal aspects of conformity.


    Introduction - Jake Griesel and Esther Counsell

    Part I: Ecclesio-political and liturgical contests

    1 Contests, contexts, and the boundaries of conformity in early modern England - Jacqueline Rose
    2 Protestant jurisdictionalism and the nature of Elizabethan puritan non-conformity - Esther Counsell
    3 Cathedrals, the Reformed, and the Elizabethan Church - Alice J. Soulieux-Evans
    4 Sir Francis Hastings, Jacobean non-conformity, and the House of Commons, 1604-1610 - Jonathan C. Harris
    5 Zachary Crofton, the Restoration Church of England and the dilemmas of partial conformity, 1662-1665 - Elliot Vernon

    Part II: Reformed conformist theology and ecclesiology
    6 Justifying faith and faith as a virtue in the theology of Richard Hooker - Torrance Kirby
    7 The best religion? The revived ambitions of the Reformed conformist establishment, 1637-1640 - Peter Lake
    8 The Reformed conformist tradition, 1640-1662 - Anthony Milton
    9 Edward Reynolds and the making of a presbyterian bishop - Christy Wang
    10 The Reformed theology of Thomas Hobbes: The Answer to Archbishop Bramhall - Mark Goldie
    11 Reformed orthodoxy as conformity in the post-Restoration Church of England - Jake Griesel

    Afterword - Diarmaid MacCulloch



    Jake Griesel is a Lecturer in Church History and Anglican Studies at George Whitefield College, Cape Town, and Research Associate at North-West University, South Africa

    Esther Counsell is an External Research Scholar in History at Trinity College, Cambridge

    Reformed identity and conformity in England, 1559-1714

    Edited by Jake Griesel, Esther Counsell

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