The Great Ejectment of 1662

Its Antecedents, Aftermath, and Ecumenical Significance

Edited by Alan P.F. Sell

The Great Ejectment of 1662

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  • Pages: 308
  • Publication Date: 2/17/2012
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The Great Ejectment of 1662

Its Antecedents, Aftermath, and Ecumenical Significance

Edited by Alan P.F. Sell

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  • ISBN: 9781610973885
  • Pages: 308
  • Publication Date: 2/17/2012
  • Retail Price: $36.00
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  • ISBN: 9781610973885
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About-

By Bartholomew's Day, 24 August, 1662, all ministers and schoolmasters in England and Wales were required by the Act of Uniformity to have given their "unfeigned assent and consent" to the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. On theological grounds nearly two thousand ministers--approximately one fifth of the clergy of the Church of England--refused to comply and thereby forfeited their livings.

This book has been written to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Ejectment. In Part One three early modern historians provide accounts of the antecedents and aftermath of the ejectment in England and Wales, while in Part Two the case is advanced that the negative responses of the ejected ministers to the legal requirements of the Act of Uniformity were rooted in positive doctrinal convictions that are of continuing ecumenical significance.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Notwithstanding the need to revise judgment on many events in the seventeenth century, the Great Ejectment of 1662 remains a significant dividing of the ways in the history of British Christianity, deserving the penetrating analysis that Alan Sell and his colleagues provide, for what was designed to secure an Anglican monopoly in national life, in the event confirmed a large part of the nation in its Nonconformity, thereby giving birth to Britain's unique form of Christian pluralism."
-John H. Y. Briggs
Professor Emeritus, University of Birmingham
Director Emeritus of the Baptist History and Heritage Centre, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
Author of The English Baptists of the Nineteenth Century (1994)

"Broad and deep, like the Dissenting tradition it surveys, this book is a valuable compendium of information and a clear-sighted, generous account of the historical significance of 'Black Bartholomew' for the history of English and Welsh Protestantism over three hundred and fifty years."
-John Spurr
Professor and Head of the College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University
Author of The Post-Reformation: Religion, Society, Politics and Britain, 1603-1714 (2006)

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Alan P.F. Sell

Bio(s)-

Alan P. F. Sell, of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Chester, is a philosopher-theologian and ecumenist with strong interests in the history of Christian thought in general, and of the Reformed and Dissenting traditions in particular. A minister of The United Reformed Church, he has held rural and urban pastorates, has served from Geneva as Theological Secretary of the World Alliance (now Communion) of Reformed Churches, and has held academic posts in England, Canada, and Wales. He has earned the rarely-awarded senior doctorates, DD and DLitt, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Royal Historical Society, and holds honorary doctorates from the USA, Hungary, Canada, and Romania. He is the author of more than thirty books, and the editor of others. Ever seeking to hold together what belongs together, he explores the relations between philosophy, theology and apologetics, Christian ethics and moral philosophy, and doctrine in relation to spirituality and the ecumenical quest.

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