Church and Society 1660-1820

Michael Tunnicliffe

This period saw the restoration of the Church of England under Charles II, the failed attempt to restore Catholicism under James II and the granting of limited toleration to Nonconformists under William and Mary. It witnessed the association of the House of Stewart with the Catholic cause and of Hanover with Protestantism leading to the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745. It saw the stirrings of Enlightenment ideas that would help usher in the French Revolution but also the fervent piety of the Evangelical Revival and the birth of Methodism as a new denomination. This course explores the changes that took place in this turbulent time from Charles II to George III.

Recommended reading        

Hempton, David 2011 The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century I.B.Tauris
Rupp, Gordon 1986 Religion in England, 1688-1791 Oxford University Press
Tapsell, Grant 2017 The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 Manchester University Press
Turner, John Munsey 2002 John Wesley: The Evangelical Revival & the Rise of Methodism Epworth Press

Day: Tuesday       Time: 13.00-15.00

10 meetings, starting 18 September to 27 November 2018

Birch Community Centre,
Brighton Grove,
M14 5JT

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£80 n/a 8 20

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Michael Tunnicliffe, 5 St.George’s Way, Northwich, CW9 8XG phone: 01606 42116  email:

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