Religious toleration and ecclesiastical independence in revolutionary Britain, Bermuda and the Bahamas

Ha, Polly (2015) Religious toleration and ecclesiastical independence in revolutionary Britain, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Church History, 84 (4). pp. 807-827. ISSN 1755-2613

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Abstract

By the mid-seventeenth century, radical protestant tolerationists in Britain and the British Atlantic began to conceive of religious liberty as a civil liberty applicable to all subjects, in contrast to contemporary puritans who limited toleration to orthodox protestants. This essay seeks to explain why certain puritans, however small in number, came to adopt radical views on toleration in contrast to the religious mainstream in the Anglophone world. Drawing upon a longer history of ecclesiastical independence than considered in the existing scholarship on religious toleration, it identifies a hitherto unexplored relationship between ecclesiastical independence in England and the Atlantic World.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious toleration,freedom,independence,north america,revolutionary britain
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 16:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56788
DOI: 10.1017/S0009640715000918

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