Non-Juror Patristic Studies and International Diplomacy: Cyprianic Exchange with the Greek Orthodox Church*

  • Cornel ZwierleinEmail author

The non-juror split from the Anglican Church after the Glorious Revolution in 1689 was the only real schism within the Anglican Church, having a succession of consecrated bishops until 1805. Though the approximately 550 non-jurors represented only a small minority of the c. ten thousand English clerics existing in 1689, non-jurors have recently attracted more and more attention in research about the Revolution. This is because non-jurors are an excellent case study to challenge the older narrative of a quick, complete, non-violent and consensual Revolution.1

Most theological studies of non-jurors have concentrated on their ecclesiology. This is for good reason, as no group was under greater pressure to clarify its conception of a church that denied an oath to the king de facto while the king de jurewas in exile. The importance of patristic studies of future non-jurors to the development of the theory of the ʽtwo societiesʼ of church and state has been emphasized by Mark Goldie and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinFriedrich-Meinecke-Institut für GeschichteBerlinGermany

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