Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820 (Liturgy, Worship and by Phillip Tovey

By Phillip Tovey

affirmation used to be a massive a part of the lifetime of the eighteenth-century church which fed on an important a part of the time of bishops, of clergy of their practise of applicants, and of the applicants themselves by way of a transition of their Christian lifestyles. but it's been nearly totally ignored by means of students. This booklet goals to fill this void in our figuring out, and gives a huge contribution and correction of our knowing of the lifetime of the church throughout the lengthy eighteenth century in either Britain and North the United States. Tovey addresses very important old debates: the 'pessimist/optimist' debate at the personality and of the Church of britain within the eighteenth century; and the controversy at the 're-enchantment' of the eighteenth century which demanding situations the secular nature of society within the age of the Enlightenment. Drawing on new advancements of the examine of visitation returns and episcopal lifestyles and on basic study in historic documents, Anglican affirmation is going in the back of the conventional Tractarian interpretations to discover the knowledge and self assurance of the eighteenth-century church within the ceremony of affirmation. The booklet may be of curiosity to eighteenth-century church historians, theologians and liturgists alike.

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