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Notice board: church history

05 August 2016


VOLUME 1 of Lincolnshire Parish Clergy c.1214-1968: A biographical register has been compiled by Nicholas Bennett. It covers the deaneries of Aslacoe and Aveland. For each church, there is a short introduction, and brief notes on its incumbents in chronological order for the period studied (The Boydell Press, £40 (£36); 978-0-901503-96-1).

The thesis Origen as Apologist by Dora Ivens (Mrs T. W. Pym) was written in the early 20th century but has only recently been published. She looks at how and why Origen’s presentation of Christianity was effective as he responded to intellectual attacks (Valonia Press, £7.50; available at £6.75 on Amazon; 978-0-9557105-1-3).

Antonia Southern relates the story of the Reformation and its aftermath in House Divided: Christianity in England 1526-1829, aiming not to be partisan in her telling, but to view the divisions from all sides (Academica Press, £54.50; 978-1-936320-39-4).

The Early Church at Work and Worship: Volume 1 is a collection of Everett Ferguson’s essays on ministry, ordination, covenant, and canon. Much material has been published previously, but there is new work also (James Clarke & Co. £25.75; 978-0-227-17489-0).

The Tudor Cistercians by David Williams examines in detail the life and character of 75 abbeys and 30 convents in the late 15th century and first half of the 16th. This is a comprehensive overview of their daily round, history, worship, education, economy, and more (Gracewing, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-85244-826-7).

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