New PDF release: Baal's Priests: The Loyalist Clergy and the English

By Ms McCall Fiona

The English Civil warfare was once a time of disruption, soreness and persecution for plenty of humans, now not least the clergy of the proven church, who chanced on themselves ejected from their livings in expanding numbers as Parliamentarian forces prolonged their keep an eye on around the state. but, historians have tended to downplay their affliction, who prefer in general to pay attention as a substitute upon the persecution suffered by way of dissenters after the recovery. Drawing upon a powerful array of assets - so much particularly the impressive set of relatives and parish thoughts amassed by way of John Walker within the early years of the eighteenth century - this publication refocuses consciousness at the stories of the sequestered loyalist clergy in the course of the turbulent years of the 1640s and 1650s.

The research highlights how the studies of the clergy may help light up occasions in wider society, while whilst acknowledging the original state of affairs within which Church of britain ministers discovered themselves. For even though the plundering, imprisonment and private lack of the clergy used to be most likely indicative of the reviews of many traditional humans on heart earning, the ubiquitous non secular size to the clash ensured specific cognizance was once paid to these conserving non secular workplace. through the battle and interregnum, zealous spiritual reformers attacked each element of verified faith, concentrating on either latest associations and people who supported them. Clergy have been ejected on an unparalleled scale, ache a lot violence and persecution and branded as 'malignants' and 'baal's priests'. through re-examining their background, the publication deals a balanced review of the persecution, demanding many preconceptions concerning the ejected loyalists, and offering new insights into the reviews and legacies of this influential group.

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