The Professionalization of the English Church from 1560 to 1700: Ambassadors for Christ (Studies in Religion & Society No. 44)

The Professionalization of the English Church from 1560 to 1700: Ambassadors for Christ (Studies in Religion & Society No. 44)

By: Stewart A. Dippel (author)Hardback

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This study provides a systematic treatment of professionalization within the church in terms of identity, ideology, institutional definition, and personnel. It covers church polity in its totality from the parish through the archiepiscopal levels, encompassing theology, pastoral responsibilities, judicial activity, low politics from the parish context, and high politics relative to the Court and Parliament. It follows through with an analysis of the impact of the 1640 Revolution and Restoration. While dealing with current issues in Tudor-Stuart historiography relative to the relationship between religious beliefs and institutions in church and state, it also addresses the broader issues in the humanities involving relationships between ideology, professionalization, and politics/social structures.

Contents

Introduction - the historiographical and sociological contexts of professionalization; Elizabethan clergy and the search for an identity; emergent ideological identities among Jacobean clergy; the Caroline clergy and the consolidation of identity through ideology; the professional clergy and the challenges of Civil War and Revolution; restoration and the fracturing of ideology and identity; conclusion - the clergy, their profession, and the dispensations of providence.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773479821
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780773479821
  • ISBN10: 0773479821

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