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Rethinking church and state during the English Interregnum (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. A. (2014). Rethinking church and state during the English Interregnum. Historical research : the bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 87(237), 444-465. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12042

This essay offers a re-examination of the concept of Erastianism as an explanatory tool in discussions of church and state. It focuses in particular on three texts – by Pierre du Moulin, Thomas Cobbet and John Milton - that took up the question of th... Read More

Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660 (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. (2013). Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660. Seventeenth Century, 28(1), 37-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2012.758420

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... Read More

Religion, political thought and the English civil war (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. A. (2013). Religion, political thought and the English civil war. History compass, 11(1), 24-42. doi:10.1111/hic3.12025

Religion has always been central to explanations of the political and ideological causes and course of the English civil war. Where historians once privileged aspects of the conflict that associated it with a broader narrative about the historic deve... Read More