By J. A. Bornewasser (auth.), A. C. Duke, C. A. Tamse (eds.)
The subject selected for the 7th convention of Dutch and British historians - relatives among Church and country within the international locations because the Reformation - can't fake to any originality. an issue so germane to the heritage of Europe, and certainly of these components of the area colonized by way of Europeans and evangelized through the Christian church buildings, has obviously attracted the eye of diverse students. the actual allure of this learn of the motion and response of Church and kingdom in Britain and the Netherlands lies within the scope it deals historians and political scientists for making comparisons be tween states, either one of which recommended the Protestant Reformation whereas rejecting absolutism. however the dissimilarities are fairly as amazing. within the Netherlands the Reformed Church got here to carry a interestingly equivocal place, being neither a longtime Church within the English experience nor an autonomous sect. but even after the formal separation of Church and nation in 1796 and the increase to political prominence of Dutch Catholicism, ties of sentiment persisted to hyperlink the Dutch state and the Reformed Church for it slow to come back. inside England the Anglican Church maintained its constitutional status because the demonstrated Church and its social place because the Church of the 'Establishment', although it needed to realize a non-episcopal estab lished Church of Scotland and settle for its disestablishment in eire and Wales.