3 October 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: James Pilkington, Reformed Bishop of Durham
The Works of James Pilkington
Author: James Pilkington
Editor: James Scholefield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1842
James Pilkington was an influential English Reformer, contributing to the 39 Articles and the Book of Common Prayer. This collection of his works features his expositions on Haggai, Obadiah, and Nehemiah, as well as his Answers to Popish Questions and other miscellaneous letters and sermons. His work is representative of the deep conflict that accompanied religious discussion in England during the Reformation.
James Pilkington (1520–1576) was the first Protestant bishop of Durham, a post he held from 1561 until his death. Like many Protestant clergy, he was exiled during the reign of Mary I, but returned to England under Elizabeth and founded the Rivington Grammar School.