The Church of England c.1689-c.1833

The Church of England c.1689-c.1833 : From Toleration to Tractarianism

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After decades of neglect there has been a resurgence of interest in the history of the Church of England in 'the long eighteenth century'. This volume of essays brings together the fruits of some of this research. Most of the essays have been written, not by traditional ecclesiastical historians, but by political, social and cultural historians, a fact which reflects the diversity of approaches to the study of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that religion and the Church can no longer be regarded as a discrete subject in the history of eighteenth-century England, but are central to a full understanding of its life and thought.
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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 740g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0521417325
  • 9780521417327

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Church and Anglicanism in the long 'eighteenth century' John Walsh and Stephen Taylor; Part I. The Pastoral Work of the Church: 2. The eighteenth-century Reformation: the pastoral task of Anglican clergy after 1689 Jeremy Gregory; 3. The clergy in the diocese of London in the eighteenth century Viviane Barrie-Curien; 4. The reception of Richard Podmore: Anglicanism in Saddleworth 1700-1830 Mark Smith; Part II. Crisis and Reform: 5. The Church, the societies, and the moral revolution of 1688 John Spurr; 6. John Locke, Jonas Proast, and religious toleration, 1688-1692 Mark Goldie; 7. The origins and ideals of the SPCK 1699-1716 Craig Rose; 8. Cultural patronage and the Anglican crisis: Bristol c.1689-1775 Jonathan Barry; 9. Latitudinarianism at the parting of the ways: a suggestion Martin Fitzpatrick; 10. Ecclesiastical policy under Lord North G. M. Ditchfield; 11. The foundation of the Church Missionary Society: the Anglican missionary impulse Elizabeth Elbourne; 12. A Hanoverian legacy?: diocesan reform in the Church of England c.1800-1833 R. Arthur Burns; Part III. Identities and Perceptions: 13. The eighteenth-century Church: a European view W. R. Ward; 14. Portrait of a High-Church clerical dynasty in Georgian England: the Frewens and their world Jeffrey S. Chamberlain; 15. 'Papist traitors and Presbyterian rogues': religious identities in eighteenth-century Lancashire Jan Albers; 16. Church parties in the pre-Tractarian Church of England, 1750-1833: the 'Orthodox' - some problems of definition and identity Peter Nockles.
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'... the scholarship throughout is of the highest quality ...' The Times Higher Education Supplement "...these essays provide a total reassessment of the significance and image of the eighteenth-century Church of England. ...these essays are a solid foundation for any historican planning to undertake a much-needed comprehensive and updated study of the Hanoverian Church." The Catholic Historical Review " important collection of essays....the most significant work on the eighteenth-century church to be published since Norman Sykes' magisterial Church and State in England in the XVIIIth Century (1934)....Each essay makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the eighteenth-century church." Robert D. Cornwall, Albion "An important source for church historians and other scholars of the eighteenth century." Marc Baer, Religious Studies Review
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