The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

CHHT 540 Classic Texts of the English Reformation


The English Reformation of the sixteenth century generated authoritative printed documents that came to have continuing authority or influence among later Anglicans, documents such as the “Thirty-Nine Articles” and “The Book of Common Prayer.” This course will study several of those documents closely in their historical context. It will not analyze the English Reformation as a social and political process of religious change, but rather to consider the foundational statements of English Protestantism, which have had (at least nominal) continuing authority among Anglicans.