Chapter

AUTHORITY AND CONTROL>

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780198269243
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602412 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269242.003.0002

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 AUTHORITY AND CONTROL>

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The pre-Reformation Church as an institution is analysed, beginning with the different influence of the papacy in England, Scotland, and Ireland, then moving to the internal relationship between church and state. The chapter emphasizes the strength of the crown in England, and the general order of the English church as compared with its Scottish and Gaelic counterparts.

Keywords: bishops; church courts; English crown; Gaelic church; papacy; Scottish crown

Chapter.  13199 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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