Six translators had been at the Hampton Court Conference
James I, who expressed horror over the state of the Irish Church at the Hampton Court Conference
, attempted to promote systematic reforms.
Contributions discuss the Dutch reception of the King's poem, The Battle of Lepanto, the succession of 1603, James's ideas about kingship, his role in the Hampton Court conference
, his attitude and involvement in the theatre, preaching at Paul's Cross and its relation to the King, his attitudes toward Protestant heresies, his relationship with the Authorised Version, the Perth Articles debate in Scotland and, finally, the editor writes on the King's reputation from his death to 2005.
It all came together at the Hampton Court Conference
of 1604 which James convened in an attempt to resolve the situation.
Alan Cromartie reexamines the Hampton Court conference
, arguing that James made no meaningful concessions to the Puritans, and that he may be more to blame than Archbishop Bancroft for the crackdown on Puritan nonconformity that followed in the conference's wake.
This was especially evident in 1604, the eventful year that saw James propose a union of kingdoms, oversee the Hampton Court Conference
, and direct the Treaty of London.
As early as 1604 at the Hampton Court Conference
, Richard Bancroft fell to his knees to implore the new King to encourage "praying" rather than "preaching" Protestants.
Spinks begins with the Hampton Court Conference
, the meeting between English bishops and the Puritan leaders that considered the Puritan requests for liturgical and ecclesial reform.
I am still, for example, left baffled as to why the decision was made to undertake a new translation at the Hampton Court Conference
of January 1604.
When the Puritan Jon Rainolds suggested a new translation of the Bible at the Hampton Court Conference
three years later, it was this version he had in mind.
First announced in a royal proclamation of October 1603, the Hampton Court conference
was originally intended to reduce the growing friction between the Puritan and Anglican wings of the church by addressing Puritan complaints about the continued "corruption" of the Elizabethan settlement.
The Hampton Court Conference
of 1604 is seen here as an attempt to foster religious unity in England, not merely as a goal in itself but as a first step in securing an ecumenical conference involving all Christendom.