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Thinking of the Laity explains why proposals for expanding lay prerogatives failed to shape the Elizabethan religious settlement from the 1560s through the 1580s. It also greatly adds to our understanding of the policy debates that are closely associated with the origins of puritanism, presbyterianism, and congregationalism. This book will be essential reading for people interested in the history of early modern England and in the progress of sixteenth-century religious reform.
University of Notre Dame Press
Notre Dame, Ind.
religion, Tudor England, laity
Jepson School of Leadership Studies
History of Christianity | History of Religion
Kaufman, Peter Iver. Thinking of the Laity in Late Tudor England. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.