Describes what was happening, religiously speaking, in London as Henry VIII separated the English Church from Rome, and what happened subsequently during the reigns of his children, Edward VI and Mary. Addresses the evangelical side of Thomas Cromwell. Tables include special analyses of London wills, 1529-46 and of London Martyrs, 1555-58.
Provides the first account of an important but neglected aspect of the history of the nineteenth-century Church of England: the reform of its diocesan structures. Illustrates how one of the most important institutions of Victorian England responded at a regional level to the pastoral challenge of a rapidly changing society. Provides a new perspective on the impact of both the Oxford Movement and the Ecclesiastical Commission on the Church. Shows that an appreciation of the dynamics of diocesan reform has implications for our understanding of secular as well as ecclesiastical reform in the early nineteenth century.
Examines the intellectual confrontation between priest and Freethinker from 1660 to 1730, and the origins of the early phase of the Enlightenment in England. Through an analysis of the practice of historical writing in the period, maintains that historical argument was a central component for displaying defences of true religion.
Explores the nature of the Restoration ecclesiastical regime, the character of the clerical profession, the quality of the clergy's pastoral work, and the question of Church reform through a detailed study of the diocese of the archbishops of Canterbury.
Offers a concise synthesis of the recent research which has transformed our view of religious belief and practice in pre-Reformation England. Argues that the church was neither in a state of crisis, nor were its members clamouring for change, let alone 'reformation' during the early years of Henry VIII's reign.
Discusses the developing Reformation in England through the later Tudor reigns. Provides a narrative of events, then discusses the ideas that shaped the English Reformation, and surveys the ways in which the English reacted to it, how far and quickly they accepted It, and assesses those who remained dissenters.
"Based upon his 1998 Birkbeck Lectures, Professor MacCulloch portrays the religious revolution of Edwardian England as anything but insular. It was bound up with the ecclesial transformation occurring throughout Europe, and the theologies of Zwingli, Bucer, Vermigli, Bullinger and others would shape the beliefs of English evangelicals in the midsixteenth century. "
A study of the social history and cultural significance of the sisterhoods that sprang up in Victorian Britain, examining the lives of women who pushed the boundaries of what women could do within the Anglican Church and paved the way for modern social workers. Shows that, far from being refuges for women who failed to find husbands, these sisterhoods attracted women who were moulding careers.