3. James I and the development of Arminianism

what is one explanation for the essence of James church policy for much of his reign?
he stood above factions within the church. He did not identify himself with Arminianism which was the theological reaction against Calvinism and Puritanism that arose during his reign
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what happened towards the end of his reign that created religious tension?
because of arminianism and James I's apparent favouring of it that became significant
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for historian Barry Coward what did he believe about James reign in regards to religion?
he maintained a balanced broadly defined Church so that the majority of protestants even puritans felt they could belong to the state church and would not have to oppose the king as Supreme Governor
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by maintaining a broad church of England what was James doing?
following the example of Elizabeth I, who had worked hard to strike a balance within the church during her reign
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what was the tension provoked by James I's foreign policy and the proposed Spanish match of 21-24 linked to and what heightened it?
linked to anti-Catholicism and were heightened by James' apparent shift towards the arminian group
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during his early years what was James annoyed by?
puritan demands for reform and in the final years of his reign he was exasperated by their calls to support the protestant cause in Europe
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how did Arminians reacts to the Spanish match?
they supported his diplomatic negotiations with Spain. James seemed to be moving away from his role as arbitrator within the church
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what did James do that made him seem like he was moving away from his role as an arbitrator in the church?
allowed arminian clerics like Laud greater prominence in theological debates at Court
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