Portland State University. Department of History
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Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (133 p.)
Church of England -- History, Great Britain -- Church history -- 16th century
The term, Elizabethan Settlement, when applied solely to the adoption of the Prayer Book in 1559 or the Thirty-nine Articles in 1563, is misleading. The final form of the Settlement was the result of a creative struggle which involved Elizabeth and her advisers, together with the bishops and the local populace. The bishops introduced the Settlement in their dioceses and began a process of change which involved the laity and the local clergy. Through the ensuing implementation process the ultimate form of religion in England was defined.
Litzenberger, Caroline J., "The role of episcopal theology and administration in the implementation of the settlement of religion, 1559-c. 1575" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3983.