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Erohin V. N. The initial stage of ideological formation of Puritanism in the course of Reformation in England. Izvestiya of Saratov University. History. International Relations, 2021, vol. 21, iss. 1, pp. 52-59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1819-4907-2021-21-1-52-59

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The initial stage of ideological formation of Puritanism in the course of Reformation in England

Erohin Vladimir N., North-Eastern State University

The article deals with the origin of ideological prerequisites of Puritanism as a trend in the Church of England which appeared in the course of Reformation. The author traces penetration of Reformation ideas to England from European continent before the beginning of King’s Reformation by Henry VIII (1509–1547) in 1534 and shows the beginnings of English religious emigration on the Continent from 1520s which was formed by Englishmen who were adherents of continental Reformed churches. The author of the article supports the opinion that the decisive factor which contributed to the rise of Puritanism in England was connected with the influence of continental Reformed churches. The ideas of European Reformation were perceived, first of all, by the English emigrants, and later on part of English clergy also supported continuation of Reformation in England in accordance with continental examples.

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