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Legal Christianity Conceived

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This begins a three-chapter discussion of legal disestablishment, of the development and decline of the maxim that Christianity formed part of the common law. It traces the origins of the maxim in ... More


Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Peter J. Thuesen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Predestination—the idea that God foreordains each person's eternal destiny—is one of the most fascinating and controversial doctrines in Christianity. For centuries, theologians assumed that outright ... More


THE CHOSEN PEOPLE

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The life stories told by many highly generative American adults tend to begin with childhood accounts of feeling special, blessed, or advantaged in some way, while also witnessing the suffering of ... More


Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Indira Ghose

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter, and looks at various strands of the early modern discourse on laughter, ... More


The Agony and the Ecstasy: Predestination in New England Puritanism

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter begins by examining the predestinarian orthodoxy, codified by the confessions of Dort and Westminster, that Puritans brought to America. As Calvinists, Puritans insisted on unconditional ... More


The Seventeenth Century: Anglicans and Puritans

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Contains 16 hymns, beginning with George Herbert and Henry Vaughan, representing the ‘Anglican’ tradition, and continuing with Richard Baxter and John Bunyan as Dissenters. There are also hymns from ... More


Landfall: The New World as New Creation

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the colonial era, British settlers only gradually allowed North America’s actual physical environment to shape their idea of the New World they inhabited. Although New England Puritans were ... More


Meditating on the Creatures in Early American Life and Letters

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The longstanding European tradition of meditating on creatures of the phenomenal world carried both religious and ecological significance for New England Puritans, who were peculiarly disposed to ... More


Early Modern Origins: The Rise of Popular Early Modern Origins: The Rise of Popular Conversion Narrative

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Puritan teaching and practice during the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries formed a matrix within which spiritual autobiography would eventually flourish in England. Puritan pastoral theology, ... More


John Hooper (1495–1555): The Birth of the Puritan Spirit

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Had Bishop John Hooper been born in the seventeenth century, he would have been regarded as a Low Church Anglican of a rather Puritan disposition. In the emerging Church of England of the sixteenth ... More


Prologue: The “Puritan”: Mirror of America's Self‐Understanding

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A brief look is taken at the meanings of the terms ‘Puritans’, ‘Puritanism’ and ‘Puritan imagery’, giving a clarification of what they mean, and how they affect the author's reading of the ... More


Puritan Law in the Bay Colony

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Church and state were intimately conjoined in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was founded to be a Puritan utopia. The law of God was enforced in the courts, and individuals who disputed the ... More


The New England Satellites

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Like Massachusetts, the smaller New England colonies of Connecticut, New Haven, Plymouth, and Rhode Island all possessed a distinctively Puritan legal regime. Of course, there were differences among ... More


Thrift and Prosperity

Stephen Innes

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The paradoxical result of Puritan thrift, to which observers since Weber have repeatedly pointed, and of which the Puritans themselves were acutely aware, was how what started out as a deeply pious ... More


American Moral Exceptionalism

Eric Luis Uhlmann, T. Andrew Poehlman, and John A. Bargh

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195320916
eISBN:
9780199869541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The judgments and actions of contemporary Americans reflect the implicit influence of America’s Puritan-Protestant heritage. Americans valorize individual merit, a residue of the Protestant emphasis ... More


‘Profane pollicy’? Religion, toleration, and the politics of succession

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Essex’s religious politics are examined. It is argued that the ecumenical views of Francis and Anthony Bacon influenced Essex’s attempts to style himself in the mid-1590s as the champion and patron ... More


The Regulation of the Dead: Ritual and Reform in the English Church, c.1560–1630

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the long campaign on the part of Elizabethan and Jacobean bishops, theologians, and ordinary clergy to eradicate from the nation all traces of purgatory and intercessory prayer, ... More


Milton, Marvell and Toleration

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton and Andrew Marvell have been celebrated as apostles of religious toleration, long seen as a defining value of liberalism. In their own lifetimes, they won some praise for what they wrote ... More


Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As historians have gradually come to recognize, the involvement of women was central to the anti-slavery cause in both Britain and the United States. Like their male counterparts, women abolitionists ... More


Morgan Llwyd and the spiritualization of astrology

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter undertakes a reading of the longest astrological poem in the Welsh language, the Puritan writer Morgan Llwyd's idiosyncratic 172-stanza Gwyddor Vchod, ‘Heavenly Science’. Llwyd's poem is ... More


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