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Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

Malcolm B. Yarnell III


Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation assesses the understandings of the Christian doctrine of royal priesthood, long considered one of the three major Reformation teachings, as held by an array of royal, clerical, and popular theologians during the English Reformation. Historians and theologians often present the doctrine according to more recent debates rather than the contextual understandings manifested by the historical figures under consideration. Beginning with a radical reevaluation of John Wyclif and an incisive survey of late medieval accounts, the book challenges ... More

Keywords: royal priesthood, royal supremacy, ordained ministry, universal priesthood, individualism, anticlericalism, Reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm B. Yarnell III, author
Director of the Center for Theological Research and Professor of Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas