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Transgressing the Bounds: Subversive Enterprises Among the Puritan Elite in Massachusetts, 1630-1692

Louise A. Breen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138009
eISBN:
9780199834006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138007.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the divisions in Massachusetts over the colony's social and religious boundaries and its relationship to the transatlantic world in the period 1638–92. Central actors are leading ... More


The Antinomian Moment: A Contest of Cultures in Puritan Massachusetts

Louise A. Breen

in Transgressing the Bounds: Subversive Enterprises Among the Puritan Elite in Massachusetts, 1630-1692

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138009
eISBN:
9780199834006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138007.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Analyzes the antinomian controversy of the late 1630s with an eye toward explaining why distinct social constituencies aligned themselves as they did. It examines the wide range of beliefs and people ... More


Antioch and Jerusalem

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Before moving to his maintenance base at Ephesus, Paul reported to Antioch, where he became embroiled in a controversy regarding the conditions on which Gentiles could become Christians. A meeting in ... More


Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory

John J. Coughlin, O.F.M.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195372977
eISBN:
9780199871667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book explores the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church from a comparative perspective. The Introduction to the book presents historical examples of antinomian and legalistic approaches to ... More


Performances of Martyrdom in the Antinomian Controversy

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 examines the rhetoric of emigration and the first major threat to Congregationalists’ identity as the true, persecuted church, the Antinomians. It asks how and why both sides of the ... More


Norman Cohn and the Pursuit of Heretics

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Norman Cohn's book on the pursuit of heretics titled Pursuit of the Millennium. In this book, published in 1957, he asserted that the outbreaks of militant social chiliasm ... More


Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Cristobal Silva

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This book reimagines New England’s literary history by tracing seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century epidemics alongside the era of early colonial expansion, the Antinomian controversy, the ... More


Vectors of Dissent

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the epistemological and linguistic stakes of the Antinomian controversy to uncover the representational practices of epidemiology in political and theological contexts. After ... More


Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Abram Van Engen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. It revises dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenges the ... More


Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

John Donoghue

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Through a study of Coleman Street Ward, the citadel of London puritanism, this book explores the English Revolution as an Atlantic event shaped by the reciprocal development of the “old” and “new ... More


Colonization and Its Discontents: The English Atlantic before the English Revolution

John Donoghue

in Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In order to advance the Reformation through economic gain in a West Indian plantation colony, Providence Island evolved into the first slave society in the English Atlantic. New England’s development ... More


Fierce Rushing: William Blake and the Cultural Politics of Liberty in the 1790s

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relevance of the works of William Blake to the cultural politics of liberty in England during the 1790s. It analyzes several passages in his America: A Prophecy and The ... More


Conclusion: Striving

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relevance of William Blake's poetry and visual art for the understanding the history of England in the 1790s. It suggests that Blake was ... More


Christian Radicalism and the Hope of Escaping Human Authority

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the radical Anglican contribution to the wider Sixties reframing of modernity as intrinsically anti-authoritarian. In the 1940s and 1950s, it had been widely assumed that ... More


Love of the Brethren and the Antinomian Controversy

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that a theological “love of the brethren” lay at the heart of the Antinomian Controversy in New England. The crisis did not, as many have asserted, pit moral discipline against ... More


Sympathy, Persuasion, and Seduction

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Puritans based persuasion in affection: as long as mutual affections persisted, differences could be worked out within a broader unity. Explicating this principle, the ... More


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