Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2011

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199744831

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Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714

Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

  • Connects the spiritual writer Joseph Alleine to a circle of admirers who promoted his legacy and laid groundwork for later evangelicalism.
  • Reveals a surprising degree of Puritan and Calvinist compatibility with the mystical and hermeticist currents in seventeenth-century culture.
  • Places English Calvinism in the context of the cultural life of the period covered, including the dawning of the Enlightenment.
  • Explores the persistence of and resistance to Calvinism in the late seventeenth-century Church of England.