The Parker Society was a text publication society set up in 1841 to produce editions of the works of the early Protestant writers of the English Reformation. It was supported by both the High Church and evangelical wings of the Church of England, and was established in reaction against the Tractarian movement of the 1830s. Its Council was dominated by evangelicals, but not to the exclusion of other views. It takes its name from Matthew Parker, Tudor Archbishop of Canterbury and manuscript collector.
The Society published four or five volumes a year, to 1853.
A General Index to the Publications of the Parker Society was published in 1855 by Henry Gough; the publications are listed on pp. vii–viii.
|Author||Title||Date of edition||Editor|
|John Bale||Select Works||1849||Henry Christmas|
|Thomas Becon||Early Works||1843||John Ayre|
|The Catechism||1844||John Ayre|
|Prayers and other pieces||1844||John Ayre|
|John Bradford||Writings (two vols.)||1848, 1853||Aubrey Townshend|
|Henry Bullinger||Decades (four vols.)||1849–51||Thomas Harding|
|James Calfhill||An Answer to John Martiall's Treatise of the Cross||1846||Richard Gibbings|
|Thomas Cooper||An Answer in Defence of the Truth||1850||William Goode|
|Myles Coverdale||Writings and Translations||1844||George Pearson|
|Thomas Cranmer||Works (two vols.)||1844, 1846||John Edmund Cox|
|William Fulke||A defence of the sincere and true translations of the Holy Scriptures into the English tongue, against the cavils of Gregory Martin||1843||Charles Henry Hartshorne|
|Stapleton's Fortress overthrown. A rejoinder to Martiall's Reply. A discovery of the dangerous rock of the popish church commended by Sanders.||1848||Richard Gibbings|
|Edmund Grindal||Remains||1843||William Nicholson|
|John Hooper||Early Writings||1843||Samuel Carr|
|Later Writings||1852||Charles Nevinson|
|Roger Hutchinson||Works||1842||John Bruce|
|John Jewel||Works (four vols.)||1845, 1847, 1848, 1850||John Ayre|
|Hugh Latimer||Works (two vols.)||1844-5||George Elwes Corrie|
|John Norden||A Progress of Piety||1847|
|Alexander Nowell||Catechism||1853||George Elwes Corrie|
|Matthew Parker||Correspondence||1853||John Bruce and Thomas Thomason Perowne|
|John Philpot||Examinations and Writings||1842||Robert Eden|
|James Pilkington||Works||1842||James Scholefield|
|Nicholas Ridley||Works||1841||Henry Christmas|
|Thomas Rogers||The Catholic Doctrine of the Church of England: An exposition of the Thirty-nine articles||1854||John James Stewart Perowne|
|Edwin Sandys||Sermons||1841||John Ayre|
|William Tyndale||Doctrinal Treatises, and Introductions to different portions of the Holy Scriptures||1848||Henry Walter|
|Expositions and Notes on sundry portions of the Holy Scriptures||1849||Henry Walter|
|An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue||1850||Henry Walter|
|William Whitaker||A Disputation on Holy Scripture against the Papists||1849||William Fitzgerald|
|John Whitgift||Works (three vols.)||1851–3||John Ayre|
|John Woolton||The Christian Manual||1851|
|Title||Date of edition||Editor|
|The Two Liturgies, A.D. 1549, and A.D. 1552||1844||Joseph Ketley|
|Liturgies and Occasional Forms of Prayer set forth in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth||1847||William Keatinge Clay|
|Select Poetry, Chiefly Devotional, of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth||1845||Edward Farr|
|Private Prayers, put forth by authority during. The Reign of Queen Elizabeth||1851||William Keatinge Clay|
|Christian prayers and holy meditations, as well for private as public exercise||1842||Reprint from Henry Bull (1566)|
|The Zurich letters: comprising the correspondence of several English bishops and others, with some of the Helvetian reformers, during the early part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth (two vols.)||1842||Hastings Robinson|
|Original letters relative to the English reformation: written during the reigns of King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Mary: chiefly from the archives of Zurich||1847||Hastings Robinson|
- Peter Toon (1979). Evangelical Theology 1833–1856. Marshall, Morgan & Scott. p. 43. ISBN 0-551-05582-0.
- Andrew Cinnamond (2008). "The Reformed Treasures of the Parker Society" (PDF). Churchman. Church Society. 122 (3): 221–242. Retrieved 13 Sep 2015.
- Frank M. Turner (2002). John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion. Yale University Press. pp. 357–8. ISBN 978-0-300-17309-3.
- Henry Gough (1855). A general index to the publications of the Parker Society. The Parker Society. Postscript. Retrieved 13 Sep 2015.
- Henry Gough (1855). A general index to the publications of the Parker Society. The Parker Society. pp. vii–viii. Retrieved 13 Sep 2015.