Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 45
This collection brings to the fore new topics and a new and active generation of Reformation scholars. The relationship between the clergy and laity receives long-overdue attention, and the impact of early preaching, religious satire, and the Book of Common Prayer is addressed. Use of more sophisticated and reliable sources such as wills also adds to the new scholarship.
Cassandra Banished? New Research on Religion in Tudor and Early Stuart England
Eric Josef Carlson
Part 1—Words and Worship
“Spiritual and Sacred Publique Actions”: The Book of Common Prayer and the Understanding of Worship in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Church of England
Sharon L. Arnoult
“Fruitful Preaching” in the Diocese of Worcester: Bishop Hugh Latimer and His Influence, 1535–1539
Part 2—Urban Reformations
Religious Diversity and Guild Unity in Early Modern London
Joseph P. Ward
Discipline and Punish? Magistrates and Clergy in Early Reformation Norwich
Muriel C. McClendon
Part 3—Parish Clergy and Parish Reformations
Protestant Propaganda in the Reign of Edward VI: A Study of Luke Shepherd’s Doctour doubble ale
Janice C. Devereux
“Practical Divinity”: Richard Greenham’s Ministry in Elizabethan England
Eric Josef Carlson
Part 4—Wills and Piety
“Departing Well and Christianly”: Will-Making and Popular Religion in Early Modern England
Local Responses to Religious Changes: Evidence from Gloucestershire Wills
Negotiating the Reformation
The Reformation in Its Place
This collection will not revolutionise our understanding of the English Reformation, but it does deepen our knowledge and help remind us of the need for detailed yet closely contextualised studies in our attempts to comprehend this complex phenomenon.
—Journal of Ecclesiastical History
This volume makes an impressive contribution to the post-Haighian, Tudor-Stuart historiographical landscape.
Eight articles…center on how English people adapted to religious change, primarily in the sixteenth century. The authors describe the slow process of becoming Protestant and efforts to achieve religious unity, or a sense of community.
—Journal of Church and State