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The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Anthony Milton


This volume examines a period when the nature of ‘Anglicanism’ was still heavily contested. Rather than merely tracing the emergence of trends that we associate with later Anglicanism, the contributors instead discuss the fluid and contested nature of the Church of England’s religious identity in these years, and the different claims to what should count as ‘Anglican’ orthodoxy. After the introduction and narrative chapters explain the historical background, individual chapters then analyse different understandings of the early Church and Church history; variant readings of the meaning of the ... More

Keywords: Church of England, puritanism, Laudianism, reformation, episcopacy, Book of Common Prayer, Reformed Protestantism, settlement, via media

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Milton, editor
Professor of History, University of Sheffield

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1 Introduction

Anthony Milton

3 Settlement Patterns

Peter Marshall

6 The Godly Magistrate

Jacqueline Rose

8 Liturgy and Worship

Bryan D. Spinks

10 Art and Iconoclasm

Felicity Heal

11 Confessional Identity

Stephen Hampton

12 Cathedrals

Ian Atherton

14 North America to 1662

Michael P. Winship

25 Episcopalian Identity, 1640–1662

Kenneth Fincham and Stephen Taylor

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