English reformations

David Aers, Nigel Smith

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Abstract

This special issue is devoted to the English Reformations and current historiography. The title intentionally pluralizes the traditionally singular noun Reformation to signify a scope that includes both the early Reformation (through to 1547) and continuing senses of reformation through to the later seventeenth century. But the plural also encourages investigation of what has seemed a mistaken homogenization of the religious and political processes involved at all stages of "the Reformation." The articles in this issue look at the grand narratives into which the minute particulars of historical processes are perceived, interpreted, and occluded. They also carefully attend to the place of theology and its diverse traditions in these processes together with its relations to the political imaginary and practices driving what Eamon Duffy memorably calls "the stripping of the altars."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-438
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • General Arts and Humanities

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