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Altars RestoredThe Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700$
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Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.001.0001

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The Beauty of Holiness, 1625–1640

The Beauty of Holiness, 1625–1640

(p.227) 6 The Beauty of Holiness, 1625–1640
Altars Restored

Kenneth Fincham

Nicholas Tyacke

Oxford University Press

In 1637, Peter Heylyn gave focus to the ‘piety of these times’ wherein, since the Reformation, churches were immensely beautified and decorated, the liturgy was gradually observed more, and ‘reverend gestures’ are used more frequently during times of worship. Altars in parish churches, cathedrals, and college chapels were heavily adorned and placed on newly constructed steps or platforms. Although these churches and the diocese may generally have had their own ways of interpreting these practices, these churches underwent the following changes: pews were either removed or leveled, images and stained glass art were put up, prayer rubrics were reinterpreted, and bowing towards the east end was promoted. However, some churches took these remodeling moves to a different level as some of them were not in line with Laudian practice. Nonetheless, the opportunities for refurbishing these churches were openly accepted by those who supported the Laudian programme.

Keywords:   renovation, churches, stained glass, Laudian programme, liturgy, reverend gestures

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