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By Phillip Tovey

affirmation was once a major a part of the lifetime of the eighteenth-century church which fed on an important a part of the time of bishops, of clergy of their education of applicants, and of the applicants themselves when it comes to a transition of their Christian lifestyles. but it's been virtually fullyyt missed by way of students. This publication goals to fill this void in our realizing, and provides an enormous contribution and correction of our knowing of the lifetime of the church throughout the lengthy eighteenth century in either Britain and North the USA. Tovey addresses very important ancient debates: the 'pessimist/optimist' debate at the personality and of the Church of britain within the eighteenth century; and the controversy at the 're-enchantment' of the eighteenth century which demanding situations the secular nature of society within the age of the Enlightenment. Drawing on new advancements of the examine of visitation returns and episcopal existence and on fundamental examine in old documents, Anglican affirmation is going in the back of the conventional Tractarian interpretations to discover the certainty and self assurance of the eighteenth-century church within the ceremony of affirmation. The publication could be of curiosity to eighteenth-century church historians, theologians and liturgists alike.

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