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Public Christianity's Relevance to Understanding Reform

Jonathan D. Sassi

in A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129892
eISBN:
9780199834624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512989X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The public Christianity of the southern New England clergy contributed to reform movements during the 1820s and 1830 in two principal ways. Ministers deployed the language of Providence in order to ... More


The Politics of Paradise: Insurrection, Sunday Schools, and Elizabeth Vesey’s Dragon

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores a series of communities. It begins by thinking about ways in which Elizabeth Montagu’s bluestocking assemblies represented a specific type of polite, Anglican sociability, one ... More


The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Alistair Dougall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book takes a fresh look at the controversy surrounding the publication of the Book of Sports, the royal declaration which James I and Charles I used to sanction recreations on Sundays. The book ... More


Introduction

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The introduction looks at the historiography relating to the Book of Sports and the issue of Sunday observance in late medieval and early modern England. It challenges previous scholarship and ... More


The reign of Elizabeth I and the battle over the Lord's Day

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines changing attitudes to Sunday observance during the reign of Elizabeth I and shows how, although the church hierarchy continued to tolerate Sunday recreations, during the 1580s ... More


James I's ‘dancing book ‘and the politicisation of ‘Saint Sabbath’

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the importance of puritan sabbatarianism in terms of the cultural divisions within Jacobean England. It analyses the reasons behind James I's decision to enter the debate by ... More


The Book of Sports and the reign of Charles I: From a ‘pious Statute’ to ‘bloody civil war’

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter challenges previous scholarship on the Book of Sports. It argues that the Laudian view of the Sabbath was consistent with the position previously held by the medieval, Tudor and Jacobean ... More


Conclusion

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The conclusion shows how popular culture was under sustained attack during the Interregnum but that Cromwell's government nonetheless failed to stamp out traditional revels. It shows how traditional ... More


Sunday Lecture Societies: Naturalistic Scientists, Unitarians, and Secularists Unite against Sabbatarian Legislation

Ruth Barton

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Through analysis of two little-known anti-Sabbatarian organisations, Sunday Evenings for the People and the Sunday Lecture Society (SLS), this chapter examines the secularizing objectives of the ... More


The Public House Versus the Public Home: The Debate over Sunday Opening

in Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the question of whether art could draw people out of the pub, and whether the working classes needed a government-supported alternative to their own homes for rest and ... More


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