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Historical Perspectives in the Mind of Joseph Priestley

Alison Kennedy

in Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199215300
eISBN:
9780191706929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Priestley's different perspectives as a historian. The discussion is divided into three parts: the first is concerned with Joseph Priestley the historian, the second with ... More


“To Looke to Our Selefs”: Ascribing Motives to a Quaker Government in Wartime

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Rhode Island Colony was militarily active in King Philip's War, although the level of the central government's involvement was different from that of its neighboring colonies. It did not, for ... More


Toward the Recovery of the Historical Calvin

Heiko A. Oberman

in The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098686
eISBN:
9780300130348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098686.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores efforts to recover the actual historical John Calvin. Most historians have painted Calvin in a distorted way, and even his detractors painted him in a way that is favorable to ... More


Taking the Long View

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on two of the twentieth century's finest historians of Christianity—Jaroslav Jan Pelikan (1923–2006) and Heiko Augustinus Oberman (1930–2001). Pelikan aspired to be an ... More


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