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1653: Experiencing election in a true gospel-church state

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A new mode of autobiographical narrative was rapidly codified in England and its Atlantic colonies in the 1650s, with a burst of publications. A strict emphasis on methodologies of assent unified ... More


Autobiography

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This final chapter is concerned with biography and autobiography. The texts discussed — by Lucy Cary, Frances Cook, Mary Rich, Alice Thornton, Ann Fanshawe, and the women of John Rogers's Dublin ... More


Political Alternatives and Israelite Foundations

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After Charles I's execution, England became officially a ‘Commonwealth.’ But discussion continued: what did a ‘commonwealth’ mean? England's new order and Cromwell (even as Lord Protector) were ... More


Preaching the Gospel in Chelmsford and Hartford

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Consciously modeling his preaching on that of John Rogers of Dedham, Hooker developed a dramatic style that drew large audiences and quickly made him a celebrity. “Civil” believers, confident that ... More


Learning How to Imagine Conversion

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Faithful to the theological tradition he had imbibed at Emmanuel College, Hooker did not describe “conversion” as a once-in-a-lifetime opening of the heart to Jesus. Always suspicious of ... More


“This obscure Family of ours was early in the Reformation”: On Family Memory

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses Franklin’s family history, especially the family’s background in England. Franklin’s grandparents were trying to develop their family in England’s Midlands during the era of ... More


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