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The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Hunter Powell


This book seeks to bring coherence to two of the most studied periods in British history, Caroline non-conformity (pre-1640) and the British revolution (post-1642). It does so by focusing on the pivotal years of 1638-1644 where debates around non-conformity within the Church of England morphed into a revolution between Parliament and its king. Parliament, saddled with the responsibility of re-defining England’s church, called its Westminster assembly of divines to debate and define the content and boundaries of that new church. Typically this period has been studied as either an ecclesiastical ... More

Keywords: Congregationalism, Presbyterianism, Scottish Presbyterianism, Civil Wars, Puritan Revolution, Parliament, Dissenting Brethren, Westminster assembly

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096341
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hunter Powell, author
Westminster Theological Seminary