Documents of the English Reformation

Third Edition

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Editor(s): 
Gerald Bay
  • Cambridge, England: 
    James Clarke & Co.
    , January
     2019.
     630 pages.
     $40.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780227176955.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jason Pickard forthcoming.

Description

The Reformation era has long been seen as crucial in developing the institutions and society of the English-speaking peoples, and study of the Tudor and Stuart era is at the heart of most courses in English history. The influence of the Book of Common Prayer and the King James version of the Bible created the modern English language, but until the publication of Gerald Bray's Documents of the English Reformation there had been no collection of contemporary documents available to show how these momentous social and political changes took place.

This comprehensive collection covers the period from 1526 to 1700 and contains many texts previously relatively inaccessible, along with others more widely known. The book also provides informative appendixes, including comparative tables of the different articles and confessions, showing their mutual relationships and dependence. With fifty-eight documents covering all the main Statutes, Injunctions and Orders, Prefaces to prayer books, Biblical translations and other relevant texts, this third edition of Documents of the English Reformation is an invaluable resource for students, and a useful aide memoire for scholars in Theology, the English Church, and late medieval and early modern English history.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gerald Bray is Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School. He is also Director of Research at the Latimer Trust.

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