New PDF release: Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820 (Liturgy, Worship and

By Phillip Tovey

affirmation was once a massive a part of the lifetime of the eighteenth-century church which ate up an important a part of the time of bishops, of clergy of their practise of applicants, and of the applicants themselves by way of a transition of their Christian existence. but it's been virtually fullyyt ignored via students. This publication goals to fill this void in our realizing, and provides a huge contribution and correction of our realizing of the lifetime of the church through the lengthy eighteenth century in either Britain and North the USA. Tovey addresses very important old debates: the 'pessimist/optimist' debate at the personality and of the Church of britain within the eighteenth century; and the talk at the 're-enchantment' of the eighteenth century which demanding situations the secular nature of society within the age of the Enlightenment. Drawing on new advancements of the learn of visitation returns and episcopal lifestyles and on fundamental study in old files, Anglican affirmation is going in the back of the conventional Tractarian interpretations to discover the knowledge and self belief of the eighteenth-century church within the ceremony of affirmation. The ebook should be of curiosity to eighteenth-century church historians, theologians and liturgists alike.

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