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‘If the Prince Shall Forbid’: Divisions over Evangelical Obedience in the 1560s

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This chapter focuses on Elizabethan evangelicals who either came out of conformity or returned from exile and their relationship to the Elizabethan church. It also explores evangelical connections with the continent. During the 1560s, evangelicals regularly appealed to the Swiss confederations for counsel and support in times of crisis and, in particular, when questions were raised about conscience and Christian liberty. The chapter examines only part of a very complex Elizabethan picture. It aims to study debates over conformity to royal authority and the alleged influence of Calvinism on English evangelical thought. The chapter also focuses on John Jewel's articulation of evangelical obedience in the Apology. Jewel defends the position that Catholic theology is inherently seditious. The Apology, rests on a firm conviction that all Protestants accepted evangelical teachings on obedience.

Keywords: Apology; Calvinism; Catholic theology; Christian liberty; Elizabethan church; evangelical exiles; John Jewel



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