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The imperial origins of the King's church in early America 1607-1783 [Elektronisk resurs] / James Bell.

Bell, James. (författare)
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Engelska 328 p.
Serie: Studies in modern history
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  • List of Charts Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Some Useful Dates PART I: THE ORIGINS OF IMPERIAL ECCLESIASTICAL POLICIES The National Church: A Servant of Imperial Interests: 1584-1660 Bishops and Statesmen: New Policies for an Imperial Church Royal Government, Royal Officials and the Church PART II: THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPERIAL POLICIES BY CIVIL AND CHURCH OFFICIALS The Royal Governors and Ecclesiastical Duties The Commissaries: Deputies of the Bishop of London Clerical Incomes: Provincial Establishments Financial Lifeline from London: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel PART III: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMS THE KING'S CHURCH Conventions of the Clergy Local Parish Governance: The Americanization of the English Vestry The Making of an Eighteenth-Century American Anglican Clergyman New England Critics of Imperial Church Policy PART IV: EPILOGUE The King's Church: A Casualty of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War Epilogue APPENDICES Index.
  • The origin of the movement to extend the King's church to the American colonies is anchored in the writings of Richard Hakluyt. In company with Walter Raleigh he prompted a new foreign policy for the consideration of Queen Elizabeth I, a policy that championed the creation of a Protestant empire as a foil for the expansionist activities of Catholic Spain and Portugal in the Western Hemisphere. Hakluyt believed that a colonial church would serve as an instrument for maintaining and binding overseas settlers and settlements with English ways and government. The experience of the imperial King's church in Early America falls into four chronological periods, each with distinctive characteristics. The first period runs from the founding of James Town in Virginia until about 1675. The second era, from 1675 to about 1715 was its most vigorous and ambitious stage of development. Between 1715 and 1750 the third period witnessed consolidation and steady growth in the number of congregations and the increase of native-colonists who became ministers. Finally, the fourth era extended from about 1750 until the Revolutionary War and was marked by the unfolding political events and the movement towards the Declaration of Independence. 
  • 'It is evident that the book is the product of a great deal of research.' - Stephen Taylor, English Historical Review '...the institutional overview and quantitative information make the book a useful addition to the literature on early American Religion.' - Travis Glasson, William and Mary Quarterly ' important resource, both in terms of its narrative and its immense bibliography, for the study of the Church of England in colonial North America.' - Edward L. Bond, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 


History of the Americas.  (bicssc)
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700.  (bicssc)
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