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Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bunyan’s theology is not obsessed with a forbidding Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Rather, his is a comfortable doctrine, in which the believer is encouraged to accept salvation through the ... More


Businessmen and Women in Methodism, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

In the religious sector of Britain, the Methodists are the most centralized religious group in contrast to other Nonconformist denominations. Among the Methodists, the Wesleyans are the largest sect ... More


Nonconformists and Celts, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The structure of the Nonconformist denominations is divided into two: the centralized such as the Methodists, Presbyterians and Quakers and the decentralized like the Baptists, Brethren, ... More


‘The Stormy Element of Political Debate’: The Politics of Dissent, 1791–1833

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229681
eISBN:
9780191678905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229681.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The contrast between the this-worldly orientation of the Unitarians with their prosperous congregations, their enthusiasm for secular knowledge, and their flair for business success, and the ... More


Missionaries

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses three groups of missionaries who were part of the missionary fervour that led men to bring their families to China. These groups were the English Nonconformist Union Church ... More


Towards the Millennium

Rosemary Ashton

in Victorian Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154474
eISBN:
9780300154481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154474.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the emergence of a variety of dissenting religious groups in Bloomsbury during the 1830s. It explains that a number of Nonconformist faiths—including Congregationalism, Baptism, ... More


English Artisans’ Churches and North America: Traditions of Vernacular Classicism in the Eighteenth Century

Peter Guillery

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The distinctive architecture of St George in Portsea (Portsmouth), Hampshire, both classical and vernacular, arose from a particular cultural milieu, that of the shipwrights and other dockyard ... More


Steerage Emigrants 1840–<i>c</i>.1880

Rowan Strong

in Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198724247
eISBN:
9780191791994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724247.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

On the floating villages that constituted the close confines of emigrant ships, emigrants found themselves encountering both the religiously like-minded and also different others, particularly in the ... More


Religious Professionals in Emigrant Ships

Rowan Strong

in Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198724247
eISBN:
9780191791994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter looks at the religion of those emigrants, and others in emigrant ships, who earned their living from religion. These professionals were principally male clergy, but there were also some ... More


Nonconformity’s Shrinking Consituency: The Evidence of the Dissenting Registers

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how the final quarter of the nineteenth century witnessed not only the decline in membership of Nonconformist churches and attendances, but also the first indications that the ... More


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