- By John Brown

The English Puritans: The Rise and the Fall of the Puritan Movement

  • Title: The English Puritans: The Rise and the Fall of the Puritan Movement
  • Author: John Brown
  • ISBN: 9781857924183
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • The English Puritans The Rise and the Fall of the Puritan Movement The Puritan era was extremely important in the formation of the English consitution and its affect upon the church It gave us tradition of pastoral theology unsurpassed in the history of the English s

    The Puritan era was extremely important in the formation of the English consitution and its affect upon the church It gave us tradition of pastoral theology unsurpassed in the history of the English speaking world.Today, a significiant proportion of the church has decided that its ministry today should be carried out pragmatically rather than theologically what works iThe Puritan era was extremely important in the formation of the English consitution and its affect upon the church It gave us tradition of pastoral theology unsurpassed in the history of the English speaking world.Today, a significiant proportion of the church has decided that its ministry today should be carried out pragmatically rather than theologically what works is important than what is biblical If we want to be effective in the 21st century then we need to sit at the feet of the Puritans.

    1 thought on “The English Puritans: The Rise and the Fall of the Puritan Movement

    1. A historical introduction to the English Puritans written clearly and chronologically, starting in Tudor times and going on through the reign of the last Tudor, Elizabeth I, with a fair amount of detail and then into the time of the Stuarts and the Commonweath. The book brings out the work of the Puritans in protesting against the rule of the church by the monarchy and bishops as well as their role in Parliamentary democracy. The issues of vestments and church order are major topics. I enjoyed t [...]

    2. The misunderstood PuritansThe Puritans in England were not Separatists, but worked within the Church of England to continue the reform that had begun from severance with the Catholic Church under Henry VIII. The complaints of the Puritans included requiring ministers who could preach, ministers trained in the Bible, and doing the will of Heaven. Many of these things were not achieved and resulted in severe persecution under the increasing absolutism of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. However, the [...]

    3. Presupposes a lot of previous knowledge on British history - something I didn't have. For me, that is where it lost the 2 stars. Writing style is great and covers a lot but often I want more depth. Doesn't follow a chronological path, but rather a hybrid between chronological and topical.

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