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Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660

Prior, Charles W.A.



This essay examines the use of Hebrew sources in debates on church and state in civil war England. It fits within a developing historiography that seeks to uncover the deeper texture of early modern political discourse, and also poses questions about the prevalence of statist and secular understandings of public power in the context of the English civil war. Its specific focus is on debates on church government in the 1640s, studies of the Hebrew commonwealth in the 1650s, and the use of Hebraism by Hobbes and Harrington as an antidote to clericalism.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013-03
Journal Seventeenth century
Print ISSN 0268-117X
Electronic ISSN 2050-4616
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 1
Pages 37-61
Institution Citation Prior, C. W. (2013). Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660. Seventeenth Century, 28(1), 37-61.
Keywords English civil war, Church and state, Anticlericalism, Commonwealths, Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 , Harrington, James, 1611-1677
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Seventeenth century on 1st February 2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline...80/0268117X.2012.758420


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