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The Anglican Episcopate 1689–1800

A comprehensive survey of the eighteenth-century Anglican episcopate.

The eighteenth-century bishops of the Church of England and its sister communions had immense status and authority in both secular and religious society. In this volume, leading experts offer a comprehensive survey of all things episcopal between the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 and the early nineteenth century, when the Anglican Church enjoyed exclusive establishment privileges in much of Britain. The essays consider the appointment and promotion of bishops, their parliamentary duties, and their relation to Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and the American colonies.

368 pages | 12 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

History: British and Irish History

Religion: Christianity, Comparative Studies and History of Religion


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Table of Contents

Introduction –Nigel Aston & William Gibson

THE POLITICS OF CHURCH AND STATE
1. Securing the Mitre: the promotion and progress of a Bishop, Nigel Aston, University of Leicester
2. Lord Bishops: the episcopate in national politics, Ruth Paley, History of Parliament
3. Bishops and the monarchy, Grayson Ditchfield, University of Kent

PERFORMANCE
4. Pastors of their flock: visitation, ordination, confirmation, Colin Haydon, University of Winchester
5. Authority, conflict, and consensus: bishops, their clergy, and diocesan government, William Gibson, Oxford Brookes University
6. Bishops and patronage, Daniel Reed, Oxford Brookes University

CULTURES
7. Wives and families: the domestic life of bishops, Nigel Aston, University of Leicester & William Gibson Oxford Brookes University
8. Bishops and eighteenth-century intellectual life, Robert Ingram, University of Ohio
9. Bishops, taste and culture, Matthew Craske, Oxford Brookes University

BEYOND ENGLAND
10. Episcopacy in Scotland, Rowan Strong, Murdoch University
11. Anglican bishops in Wales, John Morgan-Guy, University of Wales: Trinity St David.
12. The other establishment: bishops in the Church of Ireland, Toby Barnard, University of Oxford.
13. Anglican Bishops, the wider world and the other Christian churches, Ted Campbell, Southern Methodist University

Appendix: Episcopal Incomes by Ruth Paley

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