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The Reception Of Calvinism In Britain

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All specialists who have devoted themselves to the doctrine and practice of the English church will acknowledge that Anglicanism had Calvinistic features. This chapter offers a consideration of the Elizabethan settlement of 1559, the crucial events of which decisively established the essential pattern from which English worship would not then substantially deviate. Then it presents some thoughts on the influence and importance of Calvin's writings in England, based on data from surviving books lists and testamentary material. The chapter offers some briefer reflections on the knotty problem of discipline. The most common approach is to acknowledge Calvin's great influence in England as a writer, but to argue that Calvin was in effect no more than the first among equals: that what was transmitted into English thought and theology was not pure Calvinism but a more variegated and attenuated "Reformed" tradition.

Keywords: Britain; Calvin's writings; Calvinism; Calvinist church; Elizabethan settlement



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