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Early Tudor Church and Society 1485-1529

John Thompson
Early Tudor Church and Society 1485-1529

Early Tudor Church and Society 1485-1529

John Thompson

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Examines the role of the early Tudor Church and the impact it had in society. Amongst the areas covered are* the Higher Clergy; the Church and the Lay Power; the Lesser Clergy; the Regular Clergy; Canon Law and the people; the community of the parish; worship and preaching; and beliefs and values.

- Publisher This is a major study of the final phase of the medieval church in the decades up to the Reformation itself, in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Usually neglected, this was in practice nearly a half-century of active and purposeful life for an institution that was, as Thomson shows, far from decayed or corrupt as is often assumed. The book surveys all aspects of the Church's structure and role across the half-century and considers the activities and attitudes of churchmen themselves and their relatives with the laity. In doing so it tells us not only about the Church itself but also a great deal about early Tudor society.;Fills a major gap. The church is usually considered from the later perspectives of the Reformation itself. But this book offers a study of the subject in its own right away from the distortions of 'hindsight history'. Numerous lay and ecclesiastical records provide a detailed picture of the church's social role and one of the incidental pleasures of the book is the rich vignettes of daily life in early Tudor England.;Since the upper echelons of the Church hierarchy were in many respects senior civil servants, and the Church itself was deeply involved in the politics of the age, the book throws light on the contemporary political scene as well - the potential readership amongst social and political historians outnumbers the more specialist market of ecclesiastical history specialists.

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Examines the role of the early Tudor Church and the impact it had in society. Amongst the areas covered are* the Higher Clergy; the Church and the Lay Power; the Lesser Clergy; the Regular Clergy; Canon Law and the people; the community of the parish; worship and preaching; and beliefs and values.
- Publisher

This is a major study of the final phase of the medieval church in the decades up to the Reformation itself, in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Usually neglected, this was in practice nearly a half-century of active and purposeful life for an institution that was, as Thomson shows, far from decayed or corrupt as is often assumed. The book surveys all aspects of the Church's structure and role across the half-century and considers the activities and attitudes of churchmen themselves and their relatives with the laity. In doing so it tells us not only about the Church itself but also a great deal about early Tudor society.;Fills a major gap. The church is usually considered from the later perspectives of the Reformation itself. But this book offers a study of the subject in its own right away from the distortions of 'hindsight history'. Numerous lay and ecclesiastical records provide a detailed picture of the church's social role and one of the incidental pleasures of the book is the rich vignettes of daily life in early Tudor England.;Since the upper echelons of the Church hierarchy were in many respects senior civil servants, and the Church itself was deeply involved in the politics of the age, the book throws light on the contemporary political scene as well - the potential readership amongst social and political historians outnumbers the more specialist market of ecclesiastical history specialists.
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Meet the Author

John Thompson

John A. Thompson (Ph.D.) taught in the department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Melbourne, and at Baptist Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of a number of Old Testament Commentaries including Deuteronomy (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series), 1&2 Chronicles (New American Commentary Series), The Book of Jeremiah (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament) and was a Translator for the New Living Translation of the Bible.

Table Of Contents

  • Abbreviations. Preface. Introduction. 1. The Evidence. 2. England And
  • Christendom. 3. The Secular Church. 1. The Higher Clergy. 4. The Secular
  • Church. Ii. The Church And Lay Power. 5. The Church Secular Church. Iii.
  • Administration And Government. 6. The Secular Church. Iv. The Lesser
  • Clergy. 7. The Regular Clergy. 8. The Laity And The Church. I. Canon Law
  • And The People. 9. The Laity And The Church. Ii. The Community Of The
  • Parish. 10. Worship And Preaching. 11. Beliefs And Values. Conclusion.
  • Notes. Bibliography.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 77832
  • Product Code 0582218721
  • EAN 9780582218727
  • Pages 424
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Longman
  • Publication Date Oct 1993
  • Dimensions 145 x 224 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.642kg

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