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Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638
An Anthology of Primary Sources
Edited by Debora Shuger
This collection of primary sources from Early Stuart England, compiled by the acclaimed Debora Shuger, reflects the varieties of religious expression, theological conviction, and spiritual experience of the fascinating and turbulent period in English religious history from 1603 to 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.
Abbreviations for Works Commonly Cited
Note on Nomenclature
John Dod and Robert Cleaver
Appendix: Calvin’s commentary on Isaiah 60:2-3
William Drummond of Hawthornden
Appendix: William Barlow on falling from grace at the Hampton Court Conference
Sir Kenelm Digby
Appendix I: List of Authors According to Birth Year
Appendix II: Topical Index
"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."
—Richard A. Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary
"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."
—Graham Parry, Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of York, U.K.
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, California.
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