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The Elizabethan Puritan Movement$
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Patrick Collinson

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198222989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.001.0001

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Exercises, Conferences and Fasts

Exercises, Conferences and Fasts

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(p.208) 5 Exercises, Conferences and Fasts
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The Elizabethan Puritan Movement
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Patrick Collinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0017

One of the commonest complaints of catholic controversialists was that protestants did not fast. The protestants retorted that on the contrary they alone fasted in the spirit of the New Testament by joining fasting to prayer and the preaching of the word in public assemblies, and by proclaiming a fast only for a particular purpose. A handbook on the subject, The holie exercise of a true fast, possibly of Cartwright's authorship, divided fasting into ‘outward actions’ of abstinence, which were shared with the papists; and ‘inward virtues, helped forward by the bodily exercise’, and these it was the virtue of the Reformation to have restored.

Keywords:   fast, protestants, New Testament, abstinence, exercises, Reformation

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