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Bishops and reform in the English church, 1520-1559 / Kenneth Carleton.

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Subject: Reformation > England.
Episcopacy > History of doctrines > 16th century.
England > Church history > 16th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1846150299
  • ISBN: 9781846150296
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 226 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- 1. Theologies of episcopacy in mid-Tudor England -- 2. Models of episcopal office -- 3. Bishops of the English church, 1520-1559 -- 4. The bishop and preaching -- 5. Bishops and the provision of education -- 6. Prayer and sacrifice: the life of the bishop -- 7. Episcopal activity I: the eradication of heresy -- 8. Episcopal activity II: the propagation of the ministry -- 9. Conclusion: the old episcopate in a new order -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index of scriptural references -- General index.
Summary: The English bishops played a crucial role in the process of Reformation in the sixteenth century. From the first arrival of continental Reformed thought to the virtual extinction of the office in 1559, this work has at its core the bishops' own understanding of the episcopate, from their own surviving writings and other contemporary discussions.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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