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William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

W. B. Patterson

Abstract

This book presents a new interpretation of the thought and historical significance of William Perkins (1558–1602), a prominent Cambridge scholar and teacher during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Usually seen as a Puritan, Perkins is shown here to be an apologist for the Elizabethan Church of England. He wrote on the nature of salvation, including predestination, reflecting the teachings of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. In A Reformed Catholike (1597), he distinguished the theology upheld in the English Church from that of the Roman Catholic Church, while showing the extent to which the ... More

Keywords: Protestant England, Reformed theology, Apologist for the Church of England, systematic theologian, practical divinity, Protestant casuistry, Biblical preaching, Modern English prose, social justice, popular religious writer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681525.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. B. Patterson, author
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee