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Act of Uniformity


Act of Uniformity: Over the course of English parliamentary history there were a number of Acts of Uniformity. All had the basic object of establishing some sort of religious orthodoxy within the English church.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Puritans (2007)

by Charles Pastoor, Galen K. Johnson

ACT OF UNIFORMITY. In the 16th and 17th centuries, three Acts of Uniformity were passed to create unity of practice in the Church of England.

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

Act of Uniformity Law enacted by the British Parliament in 1549 making the new prayer book mandatory in all religious services and requiring conformity to its prescribed rites. Its distinctive features were the use of the vernacular, Communion ...

Google previewA Protestant Dictionary (1904)

Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and Practices of the Christian Church by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil

Act of Uniformity specially refers to the Elizabethan Act in the preamble as an Act which was in force, and which Parliament intended to enforce and strengthen by passing the then Act of Uniformity. Section 24 of Charles II. 's Act provides as ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Stuart England, 1603-1689 (1996)

by Ronald H. Fritze, William B. Robison

Charles, who was sympathetic to Catholicism, made several attempts to suspend the Act of Uniformity. The first came in May, but opposition from the judges and bishops in June dissuaded him from this use of the suspending power*.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

The English act already alluded to, for establishing uniform measures throughout the realm, and called the act of uniformity, took effect Jan. 1, 1826. The system thus established is called the imperial system. Its rationale is as follows: Take a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Mundas-Phrygians (1917)

by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie

It is possible to be a heretic inside the Established Church— with regard to doctrines not defined by the Prayer Book — and commit no offence against an Act of Uniformity ; and it is also possible to agree with the Church standards of doctrine ...

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