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From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Ole Peter Grell, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book examines the importance of the Glorious Revolution and the passing of the Toleration Act to the development of religious and intellectual freedom in England. Most historians have considered ... More


Toleration and Religion after 1688

Hugh Trevor-Roper

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the achievement of complete toleration for both Protestant Dissenters and Catholics. Religious toleration, one of the great achievements of the Revolution of 1688, was secured ... More


Religion

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that to see the divisions within English Protestantism in terms of ‘Church’ and ‘Dissent’ is simplistic. The boundaries between the two (and between different Dissenting ... More


The Connexion, the Church of England and Dissent

Alan Harding

in The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion: A Sect in Action in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263692
eISBN:
9780191601149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263694.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Connexion’s secession from the Church of England in the early 1780s was triggered by a successful legal challenge to the Countess’s right to place her London chapel, Spa Fields, under her ... More


After the Revolution, 1689–1699

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the Convention of 1689-90 the Whigs condemned the new charters of the 1680s and sought to debar those who had actively procured them (mostly Tories, in 1682-5) from municipal office. They failed ... More


English Catholics after 1688

John Bossy

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the Catholic community in England from 1688 onwards. It argues that Catholics were generally unmolested, despite some ugly riots after James II's flight. It also emphasizes ... More


Introduction

Ole Peter Grell

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Religious intolerance was the norm throughout the Christian Middle Ages. The era of the Reformation is especially notorious for persecution of Protestants by Catholics and vice versa. This book ... More


Religion, Education, and Literacy

Glanmor Williams

in The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852786
eISBN:
9780191670565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the religious and spiritual conditions in Wales from 1660 to 1689. It describes this period as the heroic age of Welsh Dissent. In spite of being subjected to severe physical ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Gregory

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter discusses the two ‘E-word’ coordinates of the volume—‘Establishment’ and ‘Empire’—which were arguably the most significant factors affecting the Anglican Church between 1662 ... More


Toleration, Dissent, and the State in Britain

Andrew C. Thompson

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Dissenters within Britain had to face a range of challenges when it came to their relationship with the state. While the Toleration Act (1689) allowed Dissenters in England willing to subscribe to ... More


Background: After the Storm

Nicholas Jolley

in Toleration and Understanding in Locke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791706
eISBN:
9780191837883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791706.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Locke’s lifelong concern with the issue of toleration against the background of the political and religious crises through which he lived. It is argued that the constancy of ... More


Life After Bunyan: Ebenezer Chandler and the Bedford Congregation, 1689–1710

Michael Davies

in Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198753193
eISBN:
9780191814822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753193.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the ‘church life’ of the Congregational meeting at Bedford during the two decades following the death in 1688 of its most famous pastor, John Bunyan, and the passing of the 1689 ... More


The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Jeremy Gregory (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The Oxford History of Anglicanism is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world’s largest versions of Christianity. This global ... More


Presbyterians in the Restoration

George Southcombe

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume I: The Post-Reformation Era, 1559-1689

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198702238
eISBN:
9780191840135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the ways in which Presbyterian identity was reluctantly refashioned in the late seventeenth century. It discusses the failure of the Presbyterian political and religious ... More


The Law of Religion

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

With the accession of William III to the throne, Parliament in 1689 adopted an Act of Toleration that required every jurisdiction in the empire to allow all Protestants to practice their religious ... More


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