By Andrew Starkie
The Bangorian Controversy used to be the main bitterly fought ideological conflict of eighteenth-century England. Benjamin Hoadly, the low-church Bishop of Bangor, introduced the wrath of his fellow churchmen upon himself while he preached his sermon the character of the dominion, or church, or Christ earlier than the king in 1717: it denied the non secular authority of the church, and used to be a choice for yet another Reformation. The fight that used to be sour, with far-reaching outcomes. this primary full-length learn of the debate highlights its dating with the 'Whig schism', illuminating a tremendous element of the early occupation of Robert Walpole; it additionally brings out the theological and political tensions inside of English society in this period. excessive churchmen, low churchmen, Dissenters and deists all released their very own debatable works, taking positions for or opposed to the Bishop of Bangor. The Church of britain and the Bangorian Controversy is for this reason an overview of the ideological panorama of English society because it entered the Georgian age. ANDREW STARKIE is Curate within the Diocese of Newcastle.
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