Examines some Elizabethan Protestants' reasons for praying and the controversy over forms of prayer during the period. Calvinists' rejection of prescribing times for prayer; Premium on feeling of misery in prayer; Godly sorrow; Suppression of rational judgment; Debate on fixed and impromptu prayers; Prayer as art.
Copyright © 1993 University of Chicago Press. This article first appeared in Journal of Religion 73:2 (1993), 163-182. Reprinted with permission by University of Chicago Press.
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Kaufman, Peter Iver. "Much in Prayer: Inward Researches of Elizabethan Protestants." Journal of Religion 73, no. 2 (April 1993): 163-182.