Religion and Society in Early Modern England is a thorough sourcebook covering interplay between religion, politics, society, and popular culture in the Tudor and Stuart periods.
It covers the crucial topics of the Reformation through narratives, reports, literary works, orthodox and unorthodox religious writing, institutional church documents, and parliamentary proceedings. Helpful introductions put each of the sources in context and make this an accessible student text.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Tradition and Change: The Old Religion and the New 2. The Established Church 3. Religious Culture and Religious Contest in Elizabethan England 4. The Jacobian Church 5. Ceremonialism and its Discontents 6. Religious Revolution
"An unusually imaginative collection of readings on the religious life of England from the Reformation to the Restoration." - Paul S. Seaver, Stanford University