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By David Hoyle

The nature of the English Church on the finish of the 16th and starting of the 17th century has regularly been a contentious old factor. focusing on Cambridge collage - the place the serious theological debates happened and the place new generations have been schooled in studying and prejudice - this e-book goals to shed new mild at the query, utilising a wealth of formerly underexploited fabric from the files of the college and the universities, and taking note of a few major and unjustly ignored figures. After environment the scene within the seventeenth-century urban and collage, the booklet is going directly to supply a cautious and specified research of the talk approximately Anglicans and Puritans, Arminians and Calvinists; it bargains a full of life account of sour educational and non secular rivalries fought out in sermons, educational routines and in print. DAVID HOYLE is Canon Residentiary at Gloucester Cathedral and Director of Ministry within the Diocese of Gloucester.

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