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Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Pamela Walker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Those people in uniforms who ring bells and raise money for the poor during the holiday season belong to a religious movement that in 1865 combined early feminism, street preaching, holiness ... More


The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

David Bebbington

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267651
eISBN:
9780191708220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267651.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gladstone’s ideas are far more accessible for analysis now that, following the publication of his diaries, a record of his reading is available. This book traces the evolution of what the diaries ... More


Gibbon, Newman, and the Religious Accuracy of the Historian

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses the response of a prominent Christian reader of Gibbon, John Henry Newman, to explore how 18th-century unbelief was worried over, and occasionally accommodated within the available ... More


Introduction

David Bebbington

in The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267651
eISBN:
9780191708220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267651.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gladstone was respected in his own day as a scholar. Deeply swayed by Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Butler and a host of other writers, Gladstone can now be studied in his intellectual development ... More


The Reign of the New Light

I. R. Mcbride

in Scripture Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206422
eISBN:
9780191677113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206422.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the reign of the so-called New Light Presbyterianism in Ireland during the 18th century. It traces the progress of the New Light from its origins in the 1720s to its triumph in ... More


‘The Rattling of Dry Bones’: Seceders and Covenanters

I. R. Mcbride

in Scripture Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206422
eISBN:
9780191677113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206422.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter deals with the history of the Seceding and Covenanting Sects of Presbyterianism in Ireland during the 18th century. It examines their distinctive teachings, their organizational ... More


Religion and Radical Ideology

I. R. Mcbride

in Scripture Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206422
eISBN:
9780191677113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206422.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the contribution of Ulster Presbyterianism to United Irish political thought during the 18th century. It outlines various modes of argument that characterized radical writing ... More


Religion

F. M. Turner

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines changes in the religious character of Oxford during the 20th century. Throughout this period, Oxford religion has maintained a significant and noted physical and social as well ... More


Religious Issues, 1870–1914

Peter Hinchliff

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 1860s and 1870s, ‘Catholic’ and ‘Liberal’ Anglicanism in Oxford University had been represented by E. B. Pusey and Benjamin Jowett respectively, on opposing sides of virtually every religious ... More


The Roots of the Salvation Army: The Booths, Methodism, and Female Ministry

Pamela J. Walker

in Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Booths's commitment to Methodism and their disenchantment with its rules and restrictions shaped the theology and practice of the Christian Mission and the Salvation Army. Their encounter with ... More


Creating the Salvation Army

Pamela J. Walker

in Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Christian Mission was part of a broad evangelical missionary effort to reach the urban working class. Its theology drew on Methodism, American revivalism, and the holiness movement. William ... 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


Eyes on the Prize – Focus, Faith and Fervour

Iain Whyte

in Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624324
eISBN:
9780748672196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The strong revulsion to injustice and a basic sense of right informed the Scottish abolition movement. The perception that Scotland was a ‘land of freedom’ was fuelled by enlightenment thinkers and ... More


Irish Doctors and Theologians on Heredity and the Human Soul

Ian Campbell

in Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race: The Irish and the English in the seventeenth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088360
eISBN:
9781781706022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088360.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter five tackles the problem of the seventeenth century theory of heredity head on. The learned Irish physician Dermot O’Meara, who attended earls of Ormond and loudly proclaimed his adherence to ... More


Secular prayers: Catholic imagination, modern Irish writing and the case of John McGahern

Frank Shovlin

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Decline in respect for the Catholic Church in Ireland was mirrored in Irish writing over the last fifty years. John McGahern had more reason than many to feel aggrieved at the church. Dismissed from ... More


‘The scattered remnants of a diminished world’:1 William Richardson and geology

Allan Blackstock

in Science, politics and society in early nineteenth-century Ireland: The Reverend William Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085185
eISBN:
9781781705001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085185.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates Richardson's geological activities concerning basalt the Giant's Causeway. He had extensive knowledge and was visited by participants in the great debate about basalt's ... More


Metaphoric Odours: Political Corruption and Heavenly Scents

William Tullett

in Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844136
eISBN:
9780191879760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844136.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The association of smelling with intimate, instinctual, knowledge and the ascription of moral value meant that political and religious polemic made great use of attacks on bad odour or celebrations ... More


Religion and History in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Joshua Bennett

in God and Progress: Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845 - 1914

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198837725
eISBN:
9780191874314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837725.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter introduces the process by which progressive and developmental ideas of history became authoritative in Protestant intellectual culture: a process affecting Anglicans and nonconformists; ... More


Christian Radicalism and the Enactment of Secular Theology

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/9780198827009.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines three examples of how secular theology was put into practice in the 1960s: Nick Stacey’s innovations in the parish of Woolwich; the radicalization of the ‘Parish and People’ ... More


Teaching and Learning

L. W. B. Brockliss

in The University of Oxford: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199243563
eISBN:
9780191778698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243563.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the University’s intellectual life in the late middle ages. It begins by looking at the content of the curriculum of the five areas of study: arts, theology, canon law, civil ... More


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