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Asunetus: Ignorance is Bliss

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyzes people's ignorance of catechism. It considers cases of parishioners who were barred from communion due to their ignorance of catechism. By about 1600, cases of rejection for ... More


The Edwardian Legacy, 1560–1604

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

in Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Elizabeth I's reign experienced the establishment of an Anglican via media or middle way between Rome and Geneva. This middle way perspective asserts that the excesses of the Edwardian rule were ... More


Avant-garde Conformity and the English Church, c. 1590–1625

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

in Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Despite the order that Elizabeth enforced in 1559, the altarwise positions of the communion tables and the use of wafer bread in communion did not become widespread practices. Religious images, even ... More


The Turning of the Tables, 1625–1640

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

in Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In 1640, Canon 7 signaled the authority for communion tables to be moved permanently to the tops of chancels standing altarwise but protected by a rail so it would be permissible and encouraging for ... More


Altars Restored, 1660–c. 1700

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

in Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

During the Restoration in the 1660s, the Episcopal government and the prayer book were reinstated, along with Sheldon's, Cosin's and other leading Laudians' return to power. Evidently, the world they ... More


Introduction: Anglican Gender Trouble

Timothy Willem Jones

in Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655106
eISBN:
9780191744952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655106.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter locates the subsequent historical study in contemporary controversies in the global Anglican Communion. It highlights the book’s contribution to the historiographies of religion and ... More


The Experience of Worship

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the Protestant experience of public worship. It begins with the public liturgy, which although it consumed a great deal of clergy and people’s time, was rarely commented on and ... More


A New Heaven in a New Earth

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how John Davenport and his fellow adventurers sailed into the broad estuary on the northern shore of Long Island Sound that was Quinnipiac Harbor. The harbor itself was four ... More


God and Glory

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter underscores Columbus's religious side, which must have influenced the role of religious activity at La Isabela. In fact, the events at La Isabela were conditioned by the inextricably ... More


With Cold Water and Silver Bowls: Becoming an Anglican in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that silver was used at the altar because of its divine connotations, and its use in the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion further instructed people that silver was the ... More


First Communion: The Most Beautiful Day in the Lives and Deaths of Little Girls

Carol E. Harrison

in Romantic Catholics: France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452451
eISBN:
9780801470592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on first communion, the rite of the church that marked children's arrival at the age of reason and welcomed them as full members into the community of Christ's church. It ... More


False Sacraments: Violence, Captivity, and Insurrection

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

in The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451324
eISBN:
9780801467899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines a discourse of sedition and political resistance at the intersection of sacramental concerns and desires for true peace, a discourse that marks the transformation of papal ... More


Dueling Sacraments: The Communion of Judas Iscariot

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

in The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451324
eISBN:
9780801467899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter shows how Judas imagery had brought together several related concerns about the peace of the church. Peace was a sacrament, held to be so in oaths of reconciliation (sacramenta), ... More


Essential Rites?: Converts and the Sacraments of the Church

Tara Alberts

in Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646265
eISBN:
9780191747830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Chapter VI explores how the sacraments of the Catholic Church—baptism, confirmation, communion, confession, marriage, holy orders and extreme unction—were introduced to, and understood by, Southeast ... More


The Bishop and the Wolf

Henrietta Harrison

in The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273115
eISBN:
9780520954724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273115.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter uses the story of a Chinese priest who followed a wolf across the desert to take the sacraments to Catholic exiles in Xinjiang to look at the missionaries’ dependence on local Catholic ... More


We Who Must Die Demand a Miracle: Christmas 1989 at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco

Lynne Gerber

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the 1980s and 1990s, gay religious leaders and communities faced a challenge that stretched their physical, emotional, spiritual, and theological resources past their limits. The emergence of AIDS ... More


Religion, politics and society in revolutionary Westminster

J.F. Merritt

in Westminster 1640–60: A royal city in a time of revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090400
eISBN:
9781781707036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090400.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the extraordinary diversity of religious life in Westminster in these decades. While nationally famous puritan preachers performed in Westminster’s many fashionable pulpits (eg. ... More


From the Albert Hall to a British Counterculture

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the Beat-inspired international poetry happening at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965. The Hall in South Kensington held a position of some importance in the iconography of postwar ... More


Consuming Christ

Kat Hill

in Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany: Anabaptism and Lutheranism, 1525–1585

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198733546
eISBN:
9780191797934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733546.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Scholarship has paid little attention to Anabaptist attitudes to the Eucharist but they were as important as baptism to the shaping of Anabaptist identity. Ordinary men and women often baldly stated ... More


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