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Religion in Revolutionary England

This book offers a collection of essays tightly focused around the issue of religion in England between 1640 and 1660, a time of upheaval and civil war in England. Edited by well-known scholars of the subject, topics include the toleration controversy, women's theological writing, observance of the Lord's Day and prayer books. To aid understanding, the essays are divided into three sections examining theology in revolutionary England, inside and outside the revolutionary National Church and local impacts of religious revolution.
Carefully and thoughtfully presented, this book will be of great use for those seeking to better understand the practices and patterns of religious life in England in this important and fascinating period.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: religion and revolution in seventeenth century England - Christopher Durston and Judith Maltby Part 1: Theology in Revolutionary England 1. Living with the Living God: radical religion and the English Revolution - J. C. Davis 2. The toleration controversy during the English Revolution - John Coffey 3. The legacy of mothers and others: women's theological writing, 1640-1660 - Elizabeth Clarke Part 2: Inside and Outside the Revolutionary National Church 4. 'The public profession of these nations': the national church in Interregnum England - Ann Hughes 5. A Ministry of the Gospel: the Presbyterians during the English Revolution - Elliot Vernon 6. English Catholics at war and peace - William Sheils 7. 'The good old way': Prayer book Protestantism in the English Revolution - Judith Maltby 8. Freedom to form: the development of Baptist movements during the English Revolution - Mark Bell Part 3: Local Impacts of Religious Revolution 9. Preaching and sitting still on Sundays: the Lord's Day during the English Revolution - Christopher Durston 10. 'So many sects and schisms': religious diversity in revolutionary Kent, 1640-1660 - Jacqueline Eales 11. The experience of defeat revisited: suffering, identity and the politics of obedience among Hertford Quakers, 1655-1665 - Beverly Adams -- .

About the Author

Christopher Durston taught early modern history at the University of Plymouth until his death in August 2005. Judith Maltby is Chaplain and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Reader in Church History in the University of Oxford -- .

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