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Confessional History and the Authority of Erudition: Bossuet, Burnet, and the English Reformation

Jean-Louis Quantin

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In his History of the variations of the Protestant Churches, his major work of confessional controversy, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704) made a genuine effort to use various primary sources. In ... More


Histories of Their Own Times: Burnet, Cibber, and Rochester

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explains how Colley Cibber became a crucial figure in the preservation of Restoration cosmopolitanism in the eighteenth century, through both his fop performances and his influential ... More


The Revolution in Reformation Time

Tony Claydon

in The Revolution in Time: Chronology, Modernity, and 1688-1689 in England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817239
eISBN:
9780191858765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817239.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Chapter three considers the chronological effects of placing the 1688–9 revolution in ‘Reformation’ time: that is interpreting it as a salvation for a Protestant movement that had started in the ... More


Oriental Studies

Mordechai Feingold

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In his appraisal of England's political, religious, and cultural scene following the Restoration, Gilbert Burnet singled out the esteemed state of learning at Oxford University, and ‘chiefly the ... More


Conclusion: Reputation and Significance

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fuller’s books about England’s religious past helped to stimulate an outpouring of historical writing. Peter Heylyn wrote about some of the same subjects as Fuller, and so did Gilbert Burnet, Edward ... More


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