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The Crisis of British ProtestantismChurch Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44$
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Hunter Powell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096341

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Crisis of British Protestantism
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Hunter Powell

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0001

The chapter introduces the reader to the various religious and political parties in the Puritan revolution. The standard storyline of the Westminster assembly described as an ecclesiological warfare between presbyterians and congregationalists. A closer look at the sources reveals a far more complex narrative that defies easy categorization. By looking at the religious and political debates in the pivotal years of 1638-1644 this book sets out to create a new framework for studying the Puritan revolution.

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

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