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Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Alec Ryrie


The Reformation was about ideas and power: but it was also about real human lives. This book provides the first comprehensive account of what it actually meant to live a Protestant life in England and Scotland between c. 1530-1640, drawing on a rich mixture of contemporary devotional works, sermons, diaries, biographies and autobiographies to uncover the lived experience of early modern Protestantism. Beginning from the surprisingly urgent, multifaceted emotions of Protestantism, it explores practices of prayer, of family and public worship, and of reading and writing, tracking them through th ... More

Keywords: protestantism, england, scotland, puritanism, piety, devotion, prayer, emotion, reformation, diaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565726
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec Ryrie, author
Professor of the History of Christianity, Durham University