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The voice of Laudianism? Polemic and ideology in Heylyn’s 1630s writings

Anthony Milton

in Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-century England

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780719064449
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064449.003.0004
The voice of Laudianism? Polemic and ideology in Heylyn’s 1630s writings

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This chapter analyses the dominant themes in the published works of Peter Heylyn during the 1630s, particularly those relating to the English Reformation, Puritanism, Roman Catholicism and the foreign Reformed churches. It explains that, among the Laudians, it was only Heylyn's writings which covered all the areas in religious dispute, specifically in his History of the Sabbath, Antidotum Lincolniense and the Briefe and Moderate Answer. The chapter argues that the lack of a coherent theoretical and historical underpinning to Heylyn's expressed position in his 1630s pamphlets reflects in part the contingent and disjointed polemical contexts in which his different works originated.

Keywords: Peter Heylyn; English Reformation; Puritanism; Roman Catholicism; foreign Reformed churches; Laudians; History of Sabbath; Antidotum Lincolniense; Moderate Answer

Chapter.  11326 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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