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The boxmaker's revenge : 'orthodoxy', 'heterodoxy' and the politics of the parish in early Stuart London

By: Lake, Peter

Part of the Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain series
0719080509 / 9780719080500
Paperback
285.9'09421'09032
15/03/2001
Stock expected by 18/12/2019
England
24 cm x, 422 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2001.

This book is based on a story. Its main protagonists are a London clergyman, Stephen Denison, and a lay sectmaster and prophet, John Etherington.

The dispute between the two men blew up in the mid-1620s, but its reverberations can be traced back to the 1590s and continued to 1640. Through Denison the book analyses the tensions and contradictions within the 'religion of protestants' that dominated great swathes of the early Stuart church.

Through Etherington, it eavesdrops on a London puritan underground that has remained largely hidden from view and which, while it was related to, indeed, parasitic upon, was not coterminous with, the order and orthodoxy-centred puritanism of Stephen Denison. By placing the Denison/Etherington dispute in its multiple contexts, the book becomes a study of puritan theology and intra-puritan theological dispute; of lay clerical relations and of the politics of the parish; and thus of the social history of parish and puritan religion in London. -- .

BIC:

1DBKESL London, Greater London, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HRAX History of religion

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