Reason and religion in the English revolution: the challenge of socinianism

"This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the wri...

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Main Author: Mortimer, Sarah (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge University Press 2010
Edition:1. publ.
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B England / Puritanism / Socinians / History 1642-1660
Further subjects:B Socinianism England History 17th century
B England Church history 17th century
B Socinianism
B Great Britain History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660
B Religion and civil society Great Britain
B Great Britain Church history 17th century
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Summary:"This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the writing of the Socinians, an extremely influential group of heterodox writers. She provides the first treatment of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interplay between theological ideas and political events in this period as well as the strong intellectual connections between England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian ideas to defend royal authority and the episcopal Church of England from both Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. But Socinianism was also vigorously denounced and, after the Civil Wars, this attack on Socinianism was central to efforts to build a church under Cromwell and to provide toleration. The final chapters provide a new account of the religious settlement of the 1650s"--Provided by publisher
"This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the writing of the Socinians, an extremely influential group of heterodox writers. She provides the first treatment of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interplay between theological ideas and political events in this period as well as the strong intellectual connections between England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian ideas to defend royal authority and the episcopal Church of England from both Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. But Socinianism was also vigorously denounced and, after the Civil Wars, this attack on Socinianism was central to efforts to build a church under Cromwell and to provide toleration. The final chapters provide a new account of the religious settlement of the 1650s"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Literaturverz. S. [242] - 258
ISBN:0521517044