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The Gospel and Henry VIII

The Gospel and Henry VIII
Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History

  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823432

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  • The last years of Henry VIII's life, 1539-47, have conventionally been seen as a time when the king persecuted Protestants. This book argues that Henry's policies were much more ambiguous; that he continued to give support to Protestantism and that many accordingly also remained loyal to him. It also examines why the Protestants eventually adopted a more radical, oppositional stance, and argues that English Protestantism's eventual identity was determined during these years.

    • The book focuses on the final years of Henry VIII's reign, a critical and neglected period of the early Reformation
    • It offers an interesting analysis of the origins of England's Protestant culture
    • The book places early Reformation theology in its historical, social and political setting
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    "Well-researched and exceptionally well-written." Comitatus

    "Religion in the reign of Henry VIII is a much studied, indeed some might argue over-studied, field. It remains the case, however, that every now and then a book comes along which offers substantial and fresh perspectives, and brings to light new material as well as collating known material in a novel and useful way. Alec Ryrie's book, which is an extension of his doctoral thesis, is such a volume." - Craig D'Alton, Melbourne College of Divinity and University of Melbourne., H-NET

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823432
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Notes on the text
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. The Regime and the Reformers:
    1. A counter-reformation?
    2. Fearing God and honouring the king
    Part II. The Faces of Reform:
    3. The exiles
    4. Pulpit and printshop
    5. The universities
    6. The court
    7. The evangelical underground

  • Author

    Alec Ryrie, University of Birmingham
    Alec Ryrie is Lecturer in Modern History, University of Birmingham.

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