Cultures of Calvinism in early modern Scotland

Reid, S. J. (2021) Cultures of Calvinism in early modern Scotland. In: Gordon, B. and Trueman, C. R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 220-237. ISBN 9780198728818 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198728818.013.13)

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This chapter highlights recent work on the history of Calvinist culture in Scotland between the Reformation of 1560 and the end of the reign of James VI and I (1567–1625). It looks at both disciplinary culture and the ways in which Calvinism manifested in familial, social, noble, and intellectual life. While cumulative research on the system of church courts and the ‘culture of penitence’ has led to a much better understanding of everyday religious life, this chapter suggests a variety of directions in which future research could be taken. These include examining the pace at which Reformed culture embedded itself in Scottish society post-Reformation; the role of the nobility in religion; the experience of religious life in relation to gender and sexuality; the legacy of Renaissance humanism; and the roles of Reformed scholasticism and neo-Latin in intellectual life.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reid, Dr Steven
Authors: Reid, S. J.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:28 July 2021

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