Wednesday 20th April, 2016
The Lecture Hall, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR
'Not a church, but a conventicle of schismatics': Conformity and Nonconformity in the State Church of the 1650s
In 1649, with the execution of the supreme governor of the Church of England, Charles I, the religious world really was finally ‘turned upside down’ for many ordinary people. What had been nonconformity in the 1630s had become conformity in Cromwell’s godly church. This paper draws on a larger research project on the nature of the state church in the 1650s, to consider the impact of this reversal of conformity and nonconformity on the experience of parochial worship.
Rebecca Warren, Assistant Lecturer, University of Kent
Rebecca Warren is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent and is completing a PhD at Kent under the supervision of Dr Andrew Foster and Professor Stephen Taylor on the Church in the 1650s.