By John Coffey, Paul C. H. Lim
'Puritan' was once initially a time period of contempt, and 'Puritanism' has usually been stereotyped by means of critics and admirers alike. As a particular and especially excessive number of early glossy Reformed Protestantism, it used to be a made of acute tensions in the post-Reformation Church of britain. however it used to be by no means monolithic or merely oppositional, and its effect reverberated a ways past seventeenth-century England and New England. This significant other broadens our figuring out of Puritanism, displaying how scholars and students may interact with it from new angles and discover the unbelievable range that fermented underneath its floor. The booklet explores problems with gender, literature, politics and pop culture as well as addressing the Puritans' center issues akin to theology and devotional praxis, and assurance extends to Irish, Welsh, Scottish and eu models of Puritanism in addition to to English and American perform. It demanding situations readers to reconsider this important culture inside its wider social, cultural, political and spiritual contexts.
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So many of the texts and letters, both manuscript and printed, that form the corpus of Elizabethan Puritan debates overflow with scripture. Discussions and debates over the liturgy and ceremonies, or the application of the fourth commandment, are soaked in scripture. The ramifications of such debates might have proved inconsequential had the context been a cell of Lollardy in the remoter parts of Hertfordshire. When Protestantism came to the fore, first in the reign of Edward VI, and again under Elizabeth, the divisions could not be ignored.
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The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge Companions to Religion) by John Coffey, Paul C. H. Lim