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Eschatological Hope in Puritan England

Bryan W. Ball ; Avondale College, NSW, Australia

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 159 Kb

str. 127-146

preuzimanja: 286



The passing of the English crown from the Tudors to the Stuarts was to prove a significant milestone in the development of Protestant thought. With the accession of James I, in 1603, the Puritan movement, which had taken root in the later years of Elizabeth’s reign, progressively came to shape the views of many believers, and this notwithstanding the king’s early threat to ‘harry’ Puritans out of the land and the later restrictions imposed by the repressive Archbishop Laud. William Haller remarks that from this time Puritan preachers “increased in number and influence faster than before, finding a growing audience ever more willing to listen.” As the years passed and the Bible became more and more the basis of Puritan preaching and writing, clergy and laity alike became increasingly aware of an eschatological emphasis in Scripture.

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Advent-Hope, Eschatological-Hope, Eschatology, Puritans, Puritan-England

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