By Charles W. A. Prior
Providing a brand new version for knowing spiritual debates within the church buildings of britain and Scotland among 1603 and 1625, Charles earlier units apart 'narrow' analyses of clash over predestination, This book's topic is ecclesiology--the nature of the church, its rites and governance, and its dating to the early Stuart political global. Drawing on a considerable variety of polemical works, from sermons to books of a number of hundred pages, it argues that rival interpretations of scripture, pagan and civil historical past and the resources vital to the Christian historic culture lay on the middle of disputes among proponents of contrasting ecclesiological visions.
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In addition to his Prelate as pastor: the episcopate of James I (Oxford, 1990), see Visitation articles and injunctions of the early Stuart Church, ed. Kenneth Fincham, 2 vols. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994–8). Many of the period’s surviving sermons deal with themes that are relevant to this study. For while many were concerned, as they are still, with the wages of sin and the struggle between passion and Christian virtue, others delved deeper into the identity of the faith and how it could be defined.
1–22; Conrad Russell, ‘The British problem and the English Civil War’, History, 75 (1987), 395–415; I. M. : Religious conflict and the Introduction: defining the Church 17 THE SCOPE OF THE WORK A careful interpretation of debates among Jacobean divines allows us both to move beyond narrow interpretations of religious conflict and to lend perspective to the problem of civil and spiritual authority in the early Stuart kingdoms. Where others have frequently noted, but not systematically examined, a debate over the nature of the visible church, as well as debates on doctrine, governance, and ceremonial practice, the present study seeks to reconstruct the debates in which this conflict was played out.
277 (8). Conrad Russell, ‘Arguments for religious unity in England, 1530–1650’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 18 (1967), 201–26. With reference to the political message of Hooker’s Ecclesiasticall politie Russell argued, ‘It was easy to deduce from this position that the attempt to withdraw from the Church of England constituted an attempt to withdraw from the commonwealth’ (204). Thomas Scott, The high-waies of God and the King (London, 1623), p. 19. Pocock, ‘Within the margins’, p. 40. Fincham, Prelate as pastor, ch.