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Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c.1590-1640

Nicholas Tyacke


This is a study of the rise of English Arminianism and the growing religious division in the Church of England during the decades before the Civil War of the 1640s. The widely accepted view has been that the rise of Puritanism was a major cause of the war; this book argues that it was Arminianism — suspect not only because it sought the overthrow of Calvinism but also because it was embraced by, and imposed by, an increasingly absolutist Charles I — which heightened the religious and political tensions of the period. Almost all English Protestants were members of the established Church. Conseq ... More

Keywords: English Arminianism, Church of England, English Civil War, Puritanism, Calvinism, Charles I, English Protestants, Christian faith, predestinarian teaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201847
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Tyacke, author
University College London