The Gospel and Henry VIII Paperback

Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation

by Alec Ryrie;

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The Gospel and Henry VIII

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During the last decade of Henry VIII's life, his Protestant subjects struggled to reconcile two loyalties: to their Gospel and to their king. This book tells the story of that struggle and describes how a radicalised English Protestantism emerged from it. Focusing on the critical but neglected period 1539-47, Dr Ryrie argues that these years were not the 'conservative reaction' of conventional historiography, but a time of political fluidity and ambiguity. Most evangelicals continued to hope that the king would favour their cause, and remained doctrinally moderate and politically conformist. The author examines this moderate reformism in a range of settings - in the book trade, in the universities, at court and in underground congregations. He also describes its gradual eclipse, as shifting royal policy and the dynamics of the evangelical movement itself pushed reformers towards the more radical, confrontational Protestantism which was to shape the English identity for centuries.

The Gospel and Henry VIII by Alec Ryrie was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2007 and is our 51225th best seller. The ISBN for The Gospel and Henry VIII is 9780521036658.

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Details for The Gospel and Henry VIII

Page last updated 9th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2007)
Number of Pages332
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1151386
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