Reformation without End: Religion, Politics, and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England
JMC faculty partner Robert Ingram recently published a book about the Reformation’s influence on England through the eighteenth century. Read a detailed description below.
Reformation without end radically reinterprets the English Reformation. No one in eighteenth-century England thought that they lived during ‘the Enlightenment’. Instead, they thought that they still faced the religious, intellectual and political problems unleashed by the Reformation, which began in the sixteenth century. They faced those problems, though, in the aftermath of two bloody seventeenth-century political and religious revolutions. This book is about the ways that the eighteenth-century English debated the causes and consequences of those seventeenth-century revolutions and the thing which they thought had caused them, the Reformation. Reformation without end draws on a wide array of manuscript sources to show how authors crafted and pitched their works.
Robert G. Ingram is an associate professor in the Department of History at Ohio University. He specializes in early modern British religious, political, and intellectual history. In addition to co-editing Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era (2015) and God in the Enlightenment (2016), he has published Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England (2007). His latest book is Reformation Without End: Religion, Politics, and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England, which explores the relationship between theology, natural philosophy, and history, c. 1714–60. His next book-length project is ‘Popish Cut-throats against us’: England, Ireland and the Burden of History in the Eighteenth Century.
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