Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638
An Anthology of Primary Sources
Documents of Anglophone Christianity
1021 pages, hardcover does not include jacket
- ISBN: 9781481304146
- Published: February 2020
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.
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.
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.~Victor Stater, Jane De Grummond Professor, Louisiana State University