Sin and Salvation in Reformation England
- Stratford-upon-Avon, The Shakespeare Institute
- Arts and Law, Research, Students, Teaching
Sin and Salvation were the two central religious preoccupations of men and women in sixteenth century England, and yet the reformation fundamentally reconfigured the theological, intellectual, social and cultural landscape in which these two conceptual landmarks were sited. The abolition of purgatory, the ending of intercessory prayer, the rejection of works of supererogation and the collapse of the medieval economy of salvation meant that it was impossible for attitudes, hopes, fears and expectations about sin and salvation to survive the reformation unchanged. This conference will explore some of the transformations and permutations which the concepts of sin and salvation underwent over the course of the Reformation in England, as well as the practical consequences of these changes as lived.
Sin and Salvation in Reformation England’ is a major multi-disciplinary conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust.