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The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume I: The Post-Reformation Era, 1559-1689

John Coffey


The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume I traces the emergence of Anglophone Protestant Dissent in the post-Reformation era between the Act of Uniformity (1559) and the Act of Toleration (1689). It reassesses the relationship between establishment and dissent, emphasizing that Presbyterians and Congregationalists were serious contenders in the struggle for religious hegemony. Under Elizabeth I and the early Stuarts, dissent was largely contained within the Church of England, as nonconformists sought to reform the national Church from within. During the English Revolution ... More

Keywords: Puritanism, Dissent, nonconformity, post-Reformation, denominations, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, Quakers

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198702238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Coffey, editor
Professor of Early Modern History, University of Leicester

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John Coffey

Part I Traditions Within England

5 Separatists and Baptists*

Michael A.G. Haykin

Part II Traditions Outside England

7 The Dutch Republic

Cory Cotter

8 Scotland

R. Scott Spurlock

9 Ireland

Crawford Gribben

10 Wales, 1587–1689

Lloyd Bowen

11 Dissent in New England

Francis J. Bremer

12 Colonial Quakerism

Andrew R. Murphy and Adrian Chastain Weimer

Part III Dissent and the World

14 Dissent and the State

Jacqueline Rose

15 Dissent Empowered

Bernard Capp

Part IV Congregations and Living

18 Worship and Sacraments

Susan Hardman Moore

19 Sermons and Preaching

David J. Appleby

20 Women and Gender*

Rachel Adcock

21 Being a Dissenter

Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page, and Joel Halcomb

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