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Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638: An Anthology of Primary Sources

Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638: An Anthology of Primary Sources

by Debora Shuger (Editor)


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This collection of primary sources from Early Stuart England, compiled by the acclaimed Deborah Shuger, reflects the varieties of religious expression, theological conviction, and spiritual experience of the fascinating and turbulent period in English religious history from 1603-1638. With selections ranging from sermons, devotional bestsellers, and sacred lyrics to ecclesio-political satires and doctrinal controversies, Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638 offers scholars and students key primary sources that will stimulate research and discussion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481304146
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2020
Series: Documents of Anglophone Christianity
Pages: 1021
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.06(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Debora Shuger is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, where she specializes in Tudor-Stuart literature, and the author of The Renaissance Bible: Scholarship, Sacrifice, and Subjectivity. She lives in Culver City, CA.

Table of Contents


Abbreviations for Works Commonly Cited

Note on Nomenclature


John Dod and Robert Cleaver

Lancelot Andrewes

William Bradshaw

John Buckeridge

Richard Field

Richard Corbett

Lewis Bayly

Thomas Adams

Benjamin Carier

John Howson

Robert Sanderson

Richard Corbett

John Cosin

Appendix: Calvin’s commentary on Isaiah 60:2-3

John Preston

Humphrey Sydenham

Michael Sparke

John Donne

Lancelot Andrewes

William Drummond of Hawthornden

George Wither

William Laud

Richard Montagu

Appendix: William Barlow on falling from grace at the Hampton Court Conference

John Preston

Phineas Fletcher


John Earle

William Prynne

Joseph Hall

John Everard

Richard Sibbes

Francis Quarles

John Cosin

Richard Corbett

William Strode

Humprey Sydenham

Anthony Munday

Samuel Hoard

Thomas Laurence

Francis Quarles

Robert Shelford

Robert Sanderson

Sidney Godolphin

William Prynne

John Hales

Christopher Dow

William Chillingworth

Sir Kenelm Digby

William Habington

George Wither

Appendix I: List of Authors According to Birth Year

Appendix II: Topical Index

What People are Saying About This

Richard A. Muller

A significant and representative series of selections surveying the religious landscape of a spiritually tumultuous era of English history. This fine volume is a highly useful introduction to religion and theology in early seventeenth-century England.

Victor Stater

There is something here for everyone, from the overwrought invective of the likes of Montagu and Prynne to the evocative, almost lyrical language of John Donne. Her introductions to each selection clearly situates them in their contexts, making them fit together as an organic whole. Any reader seeking to understand the church during this most important phase of its history should begin with this volume.

Graham Parry

This book covers the whole spectrum of Protestant belief and experience in Early Stuart times. Scholars and students will be deeply grateful for this book as Shuger brings clarity and order to a highly confusing scene.

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