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Publication Date: 17 Oct 2019
Series: Very Brief Histories
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 144
Author: Alec Ryrie
ISBN-13: 9780281076536, 9780281082407

The Reformation in England

A Very Brief History
By Alec Ryrie
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This brief historical introduction to the English Reformation explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context in which it emerged, and the major thinkers and writings to which it gave birth.

What was its impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with it?

At the same time, Alec Ryrie explores the intellectual and cultural ‘afterlife’ of the English Reformation, and considers the ways in which its impact has lasted and been developed in different contexts by later generations.

Why is it still considered important today? In what ways is its legacy contested or resisted? And what aspects of its legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future?

The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.
About the Author
Alec Ryrie is Professor of History in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, and co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. His recent publications include Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World (William Collins, 2017), Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (OUP, 2013), winner of the Society for Renaissance Studies' book prize for 2012-13 and The Sorcerer's Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England(OUP, 2010).

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