23 January 1986
Show More International Calvinism 1541-1715 edited by Menna Prestwich.
Oxford, 403 pp., £35, October 1985, 0 19 821933 4Show More
Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in 17th-Century London by Paul Seaver.
Methuen, 258 pp., £28, September 1985, 0 416 40530 4Show More
“... editor’s introduction, although efficiently panoramic, scarcely draws together such threads as the book possesses. A subject so large and so amorphous might have profited from a firmer policy. For what was ‘Calvinism’, and how do we chart its complex development from one generation and one country to the next? Harmless as shorthand, the term becomes distorting when used as something more ...”