In A History of the Bible, John Barton seeks to demonstrate the diversity, greatness, and even incongruence of some of the Bible’s constituent parts with the faiths that appeal to them. Barton acknowledges this may be “an uncomfortable balancing act.”
Richard Hooker, whom Jewel had taught as a boy, wrote that his teacher was the “worthiest divine that Christendom hath bred for some hundreds of years.”
Not only was there an unsettled messiness to the Church of England before the Restoration; there may not have been a mainstream center at all.
Peter Marshall’s Heretics and Believers will be a ubiquitous, standard volume on every scholar’s shelf.
Although this study begins in 1533, special prayers for specific national concerns predated the 16th-century Reformation; a litany of medieval examples is easily found.
The Caroline Divines positioned themselves as ardent practitioners of the Church of England’s liturgical order, spiritual discipline, canonical resources, and homiletic traditions.
Professor Emilie Amt is the recipient of the 2018 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.
Pavel Florensky was ordained to the priesthood in the Russian Orthodox Church in 1911 in a country on the brink of war and revolution.