Calvin and the English Episcopate, 1580-1610

Harmes, Marcus K. (2012) Calvin and the English Episcopate, 1580-1610. Anglican and Episcopal History, 81 (1). pp. 22-46. ISSN 0896-8039


Calvin’s ideas on polity and church authority were refracted by his churchmen in divergent directions. An examination of a range of writings by two English churchmen, John Whitgift and Richard Bancroft, reveals a common logic to the influence that Calvin exerted on them and which underlay their approach to the impact of evangelical reform on episcopacy. This paper identifies Calvin’s influence on the English episcopate and suggests insights about the presence of godly doctrines within rather than beyond the structures of the Church of England.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2012 05:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 04:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calvin, Jean (1509-1564); Whitgift, John (c.1530-1604); Bancroft, Richard (1544-1610); episcopacy; Calvinism; Elizabethan England; Jacobean England
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

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