The crisis of obedience: God's word and Henry's reformation

  title={The crisis of obedience: God's word and Henry's reformation},
  author={Richard Rex},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={863 - 894}
  • R. Rex
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT The new political theology of obedience to the prince which was enthusiastically adopted by the Church of England in the 1530s was essentially founded upon Luther's new interpretation of the fourth commandment. It was mediated to an English audience by Tyndale, but his ideas were not officially adopted as early as some recent research has suggested. The founding of royal authority on the Decalogue, and thus on the ‘word of God’, was a particularly attractive feature of this doctrine… 

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