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Moderate Radical: Tobie Matthew and the English Reformation

Rosamund Oates


This book explores Puritanism in Elizabethan and Early Stuart religious politics. Tobie Matthew (c. 1544–1628) was a religious radical at the start of Elizabeth’s reign, yet ended up in a position of great power within the English Church during the tumultuous years leading up to the British Civil Wars. Moderate Radical work provides a new perspective on this period and an insight into the power of conforming Puritanism as a political and cultural force. Matthew’s vision of conformity and godly magistracy brought many Puritans into the Church, but also furnished them with a justification for re ... More

Keywords: sermons, preaching, Puritanism, reformation, Elizabeth I, James I, libraries, marginalia, conformity, reading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosamund Oates, author
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

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