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New perspectives on the English Reformation

Capern, Amanda; Capern, Amanda L.

Authors

Dr Amanda Capern A.L.Capern@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Women's History

Dr Amanda Capern A.L.Capern@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Women's History



Abstract

The historiography of the English Reformation has been driven by several key themes for three or four decades: the chronology of religious change and the success or failure of Protestantism to establish itself, the position of Puritanism vis-à-vis Church conformity, the role of Arminianism (anti-Calvinism) in doctrinal and ecclesiological debates and its impact on ecclesiastical politics and, more latterly, the continuities of ideas and beliefs between medieval Catholicism and Reformation Protestantism. This survey article on six new books in the field of Reformation studies argues that while the current historiography is generating very exciting work on the religious mentalité of early-modern English people and the transmission of ideas across the Catholic-Protestant divide, as well as generating a thriving debate on Calvinist consensus (or not) and the rise of Arminianism (or not), there are further rich seams to mine that incorporate gender into the analysis and that add the Atlantic World perspective to that of the European context for Reformation. © 2009 Association for the Journal of Religious History.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-06
Journal JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY
Print ISSN 0022-4227
Electronic ISSN 1467-9809
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 2
Pages 235-253
APA6 Citation Capern, A. L. (2009). New perspectives on the English Reformation. The Journal of religious history, 33(2), 235-253. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9809.2009.00796.x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2009.00796.x
Keywords Religious studies; History
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2009.00796.x
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