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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


Myth or Reality? The High Church Ideal in the Eighteenth-Century Church

F. C. MATHER

in High Church Prophet: Bishop Samuel Horsley (1733–1806) and the Caroline Tradition in the Later Georgian Church

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202271
eISBN:
9780191675263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202271.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes English High Churchmanship in the 18th century. Topics discussed include Latitudinarianism and its loss of cohesion and distinctiveness, Tory High Church influences, and ... More


Wesley, Sacheverell, and Convocation

William Gibson

in Samuel Wesley and the Crisis of Tory Piety, 1685-1720

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870241
eISBN:
9780191913082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870241.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 explains the role that Wesley played in the events in Church and State between 1709 and 1714, the high point of Tory High Church ambition in Church and State. It suggests that Wesley ... More


Baxter and the Rise of Mechanical Philosophy

David S. Sytsma

in Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190274870
eISBN:
9780190274894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274870.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets Baxter’s involvement with mechanical philosophy against the backdrop of the growth of mechanical philosophy, with particular attention to the growing interest in Epicurean ideas and ... More


Conclusion: Transformation and Continuity at the End of the Century

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces what changed and what remained the same as a Calvinist theology of fellow feeling gave way to Cambridge Platonist thought and Latitudinarian preaching. Explicating the dual ... More


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