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The Resource Being Protestant in Reformation Britain, Alec Ryrie

Being Protestant in Reformation Britain, Alec Ryrie

Label
Being Protestant in Reformation Britain
Title
Being Protestant in Reformation Britain
Statement of responsibility
Alec Ryrie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Reformation was about ideas and power, but it was also about real human lives. Alec Ryrie provides the first comprehensive account of what it actually meant to live a Protestant life in England and Scotland between c. 1530-1640, drawing on a rich mixture of contemporary devotional works, sermons, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies to uncover the lived experience of early modern Protestantism. Beginning from the surprisingly urgent, multifaceted emotions of Protestantism, Ryrie explores practices of prayer, of family and public worship, and of reading and writing, tracking them through the life course from childhood through conversion and vocation to the deathbed. He examines what Protestant piety drew from its Catholic predecessors and contemporaries, and grounds that piety in material realities such as posture, food and tears. This perspective shows us what it meant to be Protestant in the British Reformations: a meeting of intensity (a religion which sought authentic feeling above all, and which dreaded hypocrisy and hard-heartedness) with dynamism (a progressive religion, relentlessly pursuing sanctification and dreading idleness). That combination, for good or ill, gave the Protestant experience its particular quality of restless, creative zeal. The Protestant devotional experience also shows us that this was a broad-based religion: for all the differences across time, between two countries, between men and women, and between puritans and conformists, this was recognisably a unified culture, in which common experiences and practices cut across supposed divides. Alec Ryrie shows us Protestantism, not as the preachers on all sides imagined it, but as it was really lived."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryrie, Alec
Dewey number
280.4094209031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR377
LC item number
.R972 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protestantism
  • Protestantism
  • Reformation
Label
Being Protestant in Reformation Britain, Alec Ryrie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [476]-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The Protestant Emotions. Cultivating the Affections ; Despair and Salvation ; The Meaning of Mourning ; Desire ; Joy. -- Part II: The Protestant at Prayer. The Meaning of Prayer ; Answering Prayer ; The Practice of Prayer ; Speaking to God ; Prayer as Struggle. -- Part III: The Protestant and the Word. Reading ; Writing. -- Part IV: The Protestant in Company. The Experience of Worship ; Prayer in the Household. -- Part V: The Protestant Life. The Meaning of Life ; The Stages of Life ; Conclusion
Control code
841582493
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780199565726
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)841582493
Label
Being Protestant in Reformation Britain, Alec Ryrie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [476]-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The Protestant Emotions. Cultivating the Affections ; Despair and Salvation ; The Meaning of Mourning ; Desire ; Joy. -- Part II: The Protestant at Prayer. The Meaning of Prayer ; Answering Prayer ; The Practice of Prayer ; Speaking to God ; Prayer as Struggle. -- Part III: The Protestant and the Word. Reading ; Writing. -- Part IV: The Protestant in Company. The Experience of Worship ; Prayer in the Household. -- Part V: The Protestant Life. The Meaning of Life ; The Stages of Life ; Conclusion
Control code
841582493
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780199565726
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)841582493

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