Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Ronald Feuerhahn

Scripture References in this Resource

Leviticus 2:21


The implied conclusion is that since the reforms were forced-the connotations of the term make its use questionable, but that is a separate issue-upon the church by the government, and since Edward was a minor, the government being dominated by the dukes of Somerset and Northumberland, Edward himself was therefore a negligible factor in the reforms implemented during his reign.

It is not within the scope of this paper to assess the secular politics or military developments of Edward's reign. What does concern us here is the question of the extent to which Edward was a factor in the development of the English Reformation. A fuller elaboration of the common view of Edward's insignificance for the English Reformation might bring together three factors that are sometimes mentioned as the basis for regarding him as a negligible figure.

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