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Gerrard Winstanley

John Gurney

in Brave Community: The Digger Movement in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061028
eISBN:
9781781700747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061028.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the life of Gerrard Winstanley, who was an active Digger. Gerrard Winstanley was 34 when he arrived in Cobham, and 39 when he led the Diggers on to St George's Hill. Winstanley ... More


Political Alternatives and Israelite Foundations

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After Charles I's execution, England became officially a ‘Commonwealth.’ But discussion continued: what did a ‘commonwealth’ mean? England's new order and Cromwell (even as Lord Protector) were ... More


Brave Community: The Digger Movement in the English Revolution

John Gurney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061028
eISBN:
9781781700747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061028.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is a full-length modern study of the Diggers or ‘True Levellers’, who were among the most remarkable of the radical groups to emerge during the English Revolution of 1640–60. Acting at a time of ... More


In memoriam: the past in the present/the present in the past

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which narratives drawn from British history are represented across a range of films of the period. Paying particular attention to the films Cromwell and Winstanley ... More


Johannine Dualism, Antinomianism, and Early Modern English Radical Dissent

Paul Cefalu

in The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808718
eISBN:
9780191848063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808718.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Johannine theology exerts a wide influence on a broad group of antinomian writers and mid-seventeenth-century English separatists, including the Familists, Diggers, Quakers, and a range of English ... More


‘I have Writ, I have Acted, I have Peace’

Christopher Rowland

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Radicalism is at the heart of Christianity’s foundational documents in the New Testament. This chapter is an attempt to embrace the various contributions to the subject contained in this book. First, ... More


The Seeking Way: “Forms of Religion” and the Coming of the English Revolution

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the outer edges of puritan religiosity during the 1640s, examining different species of “anti-formalism” that emerged in the period. First, it reconstructs a strain of thought ... More


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