The Church of England and the Bangorian Controversy, 1716-1721
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272 Pages

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Series: Studies in Modern British Religious History

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Church of England and the Bangorian Controversy, 1716-1721

by Andrew Starkie

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First full account of the vital struggle for Church and State in England after the accession of George I.
The Bangorian Controversy was the most bitterly fought ideological battle of eighteenth-century England. Benjamin Hoadly, the low-church Bishop of Bangor, brought the wrath of his fellow churchmen upon himself when he preached his sermon The nature of the Kingdom, or church, or Christ before the king in 1717: it denied the spiritual authority of the church, and was a call for a further Reformation. The struggle that followed was bitter, with far-reaching consequences.
This first full-length study of the Controversy highlights its relationship with the 'Whig schism', illuminating an important aspect of the early career of Robert Walpole; it also brings out the theological and political tensions within English society during this era. High churchmen, low churchmen, Dissenters and deists all published their own controversial works, taking positions for or against the Bishop of Bangor. The Church of England and the Bangorian Controversy is therefore an outline of the ideological landscape of English society as it entered the Georgian age.

ANDREW STARKIE is Curate in the Diocese of Newcastle.
Locating the Bangorian Controversy
Religion and the whig schism
Culture and contention
The anatomy of the controversy
Poperies and Reformations
The hermeneutics of heresy
The politics of piety

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Title Details

272 Pages

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1 b/w illus.

Series: Studies in Modern British Religious History

Imprint: Boydell Press