Blown by the Spirit: Puritanism and the Emergence of an Antinomian Underground in Pre-Civil-War England

Forsideomslag
Stanford University Press, 2004 - 513 sider
This study explores the intersection of politics, religious thought, and religious culture in pre-revolutionary England, using hitherto unknown or overlooked manuscripts and printed material to reconstruct and contextualize a forgotten but highly significant antinomian religious subculture that evolved at the margins of the early seventeenth-century puritan community. By reconstructing this story, Blown by the Spirit offers a major revision of current understanding of Puritanism and the puritan community. In the process, the author illuminates the obscure and tangled question of the origins of civil-war radicalism, thereby helping to explain the course, consequences, and ultimate failure of the English revolution.

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Indhold

Prologue
1
Introduction
10
The Sinews of the Antinomian Underground
33
Londons Antinomian Controversy
73
The Intellectual Context of Controversy Law Faith and the Paradoxes of Puritan Pastoral Divinity
104
The Kingdom of Traske The Early Career of John Traske and the Origins of Antinomianism
138
John Eaton the Eatonists and the Imputatative Strain of English Antinomianism
176
The Throne of Solomon John Everarde and the Perfectionist Strain on English Antinomianism
219
Forging Heresy Mainstream Puritans and Laudians on Antinomianism
392
1640 and Beyond
415
Conclusion
432
The Influence of Familism in SeventeenthCentury England
457
Familist Extracts from the Diary of Edward Howes British Library Sloane MS 979
469
Truth and Fiction in the Archives Sources SourceSkepticism and the Sport of HeresyHunting
474
Schedule of Errors Alleged Against Roger Brearley 161617
482
Letter of John Eachard 1631
486

The Grindletonians Protestant Perfectionism in the North of England
266
Two Stains Crossed Hybrid Forms of English Antinomianism
325
UltraAntinomianism?
381
Bibliography
491
Index
505
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David R. Como is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford University.

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