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By Jonathan Willis

The Reformation of the Decalogue tells very important yet formerly untold tales: of ways the English Reformation remodeled the which means of the 10 Commandments, and of the ways that the 10 Commandments helped to form the English Reformation itself. Adopting a thematic constitution, it contributes new insights to the heritage of the English Reformation, protecting themes akin to monarchy and legislation, sin and salvation, and Puritanism and well known faith. It comprises, for the 1st time, a finished research of surviving Elizabethan and Early Stuart 'commandment forums' in parish church buildings, and provides a sequence of ten case stories at the Commandments themselves, exploring their moving meanings and importance within the fingers of Protestant reformers. Willis combines heritage, theology, artwork background and musicology, along literary and cultural stories, to discover this strangely ignored yet major subject in a piece that refines our realizing of British historical past from the 1480s to 1625.

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