Summer Lecture Series — “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century”

The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, with St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, presents their annual summer lecture series, entitled “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century.”

During the political turmoil of the seventeenth century in England, the Anglican Church, under royal headship, abandoned Elizabeth’s latitudinarian policies. With more Protestant convictions amply represented in England, tensions grew. They finally burst forth into a civil war that saw King Charles I beheaded before a crowd at the Palace of Whitehall. After the Interregnum, a period of governance by Calvinists, the monarchy was restored in 1660. Finally, in 1688, with the birth of a male, Catholic successor to King James II, the Protestants overthrew the monarch and invited in James’s daughter Mary and her Dutch husband William of Orange.

This series of lectures will depict major events in this unstable but exciting century, one in which the Anglican Church played a major part. The lectures will explore the rise of Puritanism (August 9; Cory Davis, doctoral student); Charles I and William Laud (August 16; Annie Morphew, M.A. student); religious issues in the English Revolution (August 23; Kristen Coan, doctoral student); and the religious grounds for overthrowing the monarchy in 1688 (August 30; Adam Bonikowske, doctoral student). Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the lectures.

This joint offering between the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s is free and open to the public. The public is cordially invited to join us in supporting these future scholars of Reformation history.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The most convenient parking is in the north parking lot; walk down the breezeway from the north parking lot and the Music Center is on the right. There is also covered parking under the solar power structure to the east of the building complex. The office phone number is 299-6421.

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