"This collection appeals not only to the Tudor specialist, but also to readers of social and religious history. But the greatest recommendation for The Beginnings of English Protestantism is that it serves as a vital counterpoint to the recent trends of revisionist history, illustrating the strength and depth of early English evangelism alongside the celebrated continuance of traditional religion." Janice Liedl, Laurentian University, Canadian Journal of History
"This is a superb collection of essays, opening up a number of new avenues for exploring the spiritual foundations of the English Reformation." Norman Jones, Utah State University, Anglican and Episcopal History
"...serious students of the sixteenth century will deepen their understanding of the early English Reformation by careful study of one or more of these essays." Albion
"A valuable and highly recommended addition to the literature on Germany's role in the outbreak of World War I." H-GERMAN
"Throws needed light on the crucial period of early Reformation history." H-NET
"[A] valuable study." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme & Renaissance
"...a stimulating and valuable resource for advanced students and scholars of the English reformations." History
This collection of essays examines the traumatic religious upheavals of early- and mid-sixteenth century England from the point of view of the early Protestants, a group which has been seriously neglected by recent scholarship. Here, leading British and American scholars re-examine early Protestantism, arguing that it was a complex movement which could have gone in a number of directions. They also examine its approach to issues of gender roles, the place of printing and print culture, and the ways in which Protestantism continued to be influenced by medieval religious culture.