in the English Reformation to 1554, Athens: Ohio University Press, 1977.
A reservation: I cannot agree that "the Thirty-Nine Articles did not clinch the victory for the English reformation" (143); their openings to Lutheran adiaphorism
and predestinarian moderation perhaps meant that they failed to clinch the victory for anti-Arminian Reformed theology, but the Protestantism of the Articles was uncompromising.
may be relatively insignificant in a pure, escapist adventure or fantasy story; but in an allegorical quest such an absence--especially one that insists on raising fundamental ontologic and teleologic questions--has far-reaching implications.
From an April 2005 conference at Duke University, the fourth in a triennial series on early modern German thought, 10 papers look at such topics as the role of adiaphorism
in early modern Protestantism, editing Italian music for Lutheran Germany, God's plan for the Swiss Confederation, and the provocation of the void for Baroque culture.
At other times, Lynch seems to be writing for a sophisticated audience who will understand without a note such terms as "adiaphorism
" (89), "Latidunianarism and Erastianism" (90).
She adduces strong evidence of his exercising decisive influence in matters of doctrine, liturgy, and discipline, specifically in the formulation of the Forty-Two (later Thirty-Nine) Articles of Religion, the 1552 Book of Common Prayer with its attendant affirmation of "adiaphorism
," as well as the Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum of 1553.