Tagged: Church records

InvenCaP Blog – Reformation Principles and the Puritan Church Books of the 1650s 0

InvenCaP Blog – Reformation Principles and the Puritan Church Books of the 1650s

By Mark Burden Although they have been widely consulted by church historians and historians of religion, the role played by Puritan church records of the 1650s in the furtherance of personal, church, and national reformation has rarely...

InvenCaP Blog – What Did Seventeenth-Century Dissenters Call Themselves? Evidence from Early Church Books 0

InvenCaP Blog – What Did Seventeenth-Century Dissenters Call Themselves? Evidence from Early Church Books

By Mark Burden At the Dissenting Experience conference on ‘Scandal, Controversy, Persecution: Shaping Dissenting Identities’ at Dr Williams’s Library (14 November 2015), John Coffey delivered a paper in which he examined why seventeenth-century Baptists appear to have...

InvenCaP Blog – Church Books and their Copies 0

InvenCaP Blog – Church Books and their Copies

By Mark Burden I am pleased to report that InvenCaP’s initial survey of dissenting records in national and local record offices is now complete. During this early stage of the project it has been important to consider...

InvenCaP Blog – What is a Dissenting Church Book? 0

InvenCaP Blog – What is a Dissenting Church Book?

By Mark Burden On 27 December 1821 the dissenting antiquarian Benjamin Hanbury supplemented his recent transcription of the eighteenth-century register of Isaac Watts’s church with a description of the original manuscript. This source text had been placed...

New England Church Records make front page of NY Times 0

New England Church Records make front page of NY Times

The New York Times recently gave pride of place on its front page to an ongoing search to recover New England’s colonial church records. (You can view the article here.) The effort is led by James F....

A New Edition of the Bunyan Church Book, 1656-1710 0

A New Edition of the Bunyan Church Book, 1656-1710

By Michael Davies, University of Liverpool The purpose of this edition (currently in preparation, and forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2015) is to provide literary scholars and historians, as well as students and general readers, with...