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Author Spurr, John, author.

Title The post-Reformation : religion, politics and society in Britain, 1603-1714 / John Spurr
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Religion, politics and society in Britain
Religion, politics, and society in Britain series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Series editor's preface; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: the Post-Reformation; 1 England, Ireland and Scotland in 1603; Protestant kingdoms; The clergy of the Church of England; The religion of the lay people; PART ONE: Religion and politics; Introduction; 2 James I (1603-25); Jacobean policy; Scotland and Ireland; Religion, diplomacy and politics: 1618-25; 3 Charles I (1625-38); War and 'new counsels'; Personal rule; 'Laudianism'; Rebellion in Scotland; 4 Civil war and revolution (1638-49)
A Church of England QueenThe last of the Stuarts; PART TWO: Religion and society; Introduction; 9 The evidence of religion; The evidence of belief and practice; The institutions of the Church of England; 10 Church and community; Church and parish; Parish administration; Parish politics; A kingdom of parishes; 11 Churchgoing; Worship; Rites of passage; Beyond the church door; 12 Religion outside the church; The Christian life; Separate churches, separatism and sectarianism; Conclusion: Post-Reformation Britain; Select bibliography; Index
The regime unravels: 1638-42War in three kingdoms; Reforming the Reformation: religion in the 1640s; The crisis deepens: 1647-49; 5 The Commonwealth and Protectorate (1649-60); The Commonwealth; The Protectorate; Liberty or Reformation? Religion in the 1650s; Anarchy and restoration; 6 Charles II (1660-85); The Church of England and Dissent; Charles II; Crisis and reaction: 1678-85; 7 James II, revolution and toleration (1685-89); James II; Revolution; Toleration; 8 William III and Anne (1689-1714); War and succession; The rage of party; Religion and reformation under William III
Summary The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably more modern than it was in 1603. At the heart of these changes was religion and the search for an acceptable religious settlement, which stimulated the Pilgrim Fathers to leave to settle America, the Popish plot and the Glorious Revolution in which James II was kicked off the throne. This book looks at both the private aspects of human beliefs and practices and also ins
Notes Previously issued in print: Harlow: Pearson, 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Christian sociology -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Christianity and politics -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Christian sociology.
Christianity and politics.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Great Britain -- Church history -- 17th century.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317882601