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REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION

For reference consult F.L.Cross and E.A.Livingstone, eds, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (2nd edn, London, 1974). O.Chadwick, The Reformation* (rev. edn, Harmondsworth, 1972; vol. III of The Pelican History of the Church), and A.G.Dickens, Reformation and Society in SixteenthCentury Europe* (London, 1966), are useful general introductions. A.G. Dickens, The English Reformation (rev. edn, London, 1973), is excellent. H. Bettenson, ed., Documents of the Christian Church (2nd edn, London, 1963), contains much relevant material. A lively biography of Luther which forms an excellent introduction to the Reformation as a whole is R.H. Bainton, Here I Stand* (New York, 1950). A useful summary account of English Bible translation is C.R.Thompson, ‘The Bible in English 1525-1611’,* in L.B. Wright and V.A.La Mar, eds, Life and Letters in Tudor and Stuart England (Ithaca, 1962). See also The Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. III, ed. S.L. Greenslade (Cambridge, 1963), especially chs I, II and IV; and A.W.Pollard, Records of the English Bible (London, 1911). C.C.Butterworth, The Literary Lineage of the King James Bible 1340-1611 (Philadelphia, 1941), provides passages for comparison. For liturgy and ceremonies see especially H.Davies, Worship and Theology in England, vol. I, From Cranmer to Hooker (Princeton, 1970), vol. II, From Andrewes to Baxter and Fox (Princeton, 1975); the same author’s The Worship of the English Puritans (London, 1948) is more detailed. F.Proctor and W.H.Frere, A New History of the Book of Common Prayer (rev. edn. London, 1901) is factual. A full anthology of Anglican writers, but with a High Church emphasis, is P.E.More and F.L.Cross, eds, Anglicanism (London, 1957, first pub. 1935). A much slighter anthology of Puritan writers is E.H.Emerson, ed., English Puritanism from John Hooper to John Milton (Durham, N.C., 1968). J.F.H.New, Anglican and Puritan (London, 1964), is a brief but far from easy account of their differences. Detailed histories of Puritanism are M.M.Knappen, Tudor Puritanism (Chicago, 1970, first pub. 1939), and P.Collinson, The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (London, 1967), for the sixteenth century; W.Haller, The Rise of Puritanism (New York, 1957, first pub. 1938), for the seventeenth century. For the Counter-Reformation, A. G.Dickens, The Counter Reformation* (London, 1968), is a general historical introduction; H.O.Evennett, The Spirit of the Counter-Reformation (Cambridge, 1968), is much more theoretical. L.L.Martz, The Poetry of Meditation (rev. edn, New Haven, 1962), explores the influence of Catholic devotion on English poets, especially Southwell, Donne and Herbert; L.B.Campbell, Divine Poetry and Drama in Sixteenth-Century England (Cambridge, 1959), explores the turning of the Bible into English literature.