The Reconstruction of the Church of Ireland: Bishop Bramhall and the Laudian Reforrms, 1633-1641

By: John McCafferty

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Thomas Wentworth landed in Ireland in 1633 - almost 100 years after Henry VIII had begun his break with Rome. The majority of the people were still Catholic. William Laud had just been elevated to Canterbury. A Yorkshire cleric, John Bramhall, followed the new viceroy and became, in less than one year, Bishop of Derry. This study, which is centered on Bramhall, examines how these three men embarked on a policy for the established church which represented not only a break with a century of reforming tradition but which also sought to make the tiny Irish church a model for the other Stuart kingdoms. Dr McCafferty shows how accompanying canonical changes were explicitly implemented for notice and eventual adoption in England and Scotland. However within eight years the experiment was blown apart and reconstruction denounced as subversive. Wentworth, Laud and Bramhall faced consequent disgrace, trial, death or exile. • The first book-length study of the Church of Ireland in the 1630s • A major contribution to debates about the trajectory of religious change in the decades before the Civil War • Takes a ‘Three kingdoms’ approach including comparisons with policy in England and Scotland Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The temporalities campaign, 1633–40; 3. The convocation of 1634 and its aftermath; 4. Mechanisms of reconstruction and the problem of dissent; 5. Downfall of the settlement, 1640–1; 6. Conclusion; Appendix: three letters; Bibliography; Index. Printed Pages: 320 with 5 tables and 1 map.

Title: The Reconstruction of the Church of Ireland: Bishop Bramhall and the Laudian Reforrms, 1633-1641

Author Name: John McCafferty

Categories: Christianity, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 052164318X

ISBN 13: 9780521643184

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Brand New

Jacket Condition: Brand New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018624

Keywords: Christian Christianity Religion Templars