Religion and the English People, 1500–1640: New Voices, New Perspectives

Eric Josef Carlson, ed.

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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. (SCE&S 45)

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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.

Contents

Introduction

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
Susan Wabuda

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
Christopher Marsh
Local Responses to Religious Changes: Evidence from Gloucestershire Wills
Caroline Litzenberger

Critical Afterwords

Negotiating the Reformation
Norman Jones
The Reformation in Its Place
Robert Tittler
Revisionism Revised
Diane Willen

Authors

In addition to his book Marriage and the English Reformation (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1994), Eric Carlson has contributed to the World of Rural Dissenters 1520–1725, edited by Margaret Spufford (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) and published a number of journal articles. His book on the Elizabethan divine Richard Greenham, coauthored with Kenneth L. Parker, will be published by Scolar Press in 1998. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and associate professor of history at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is currently working on the post-Reformation rural English clergy.

Reviews

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.

Albion

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

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