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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

John Demos

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The year 2000 marked the 30th anniversary of the publication of this title. The study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing ... 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


Conclusion

Nicholas Tyacke

in Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c.1590-1640

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201847
eISBN:
9780191675041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201847.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Along with various other issues, religion played a major contributory role in the English Civil War. The religious fears voiced in the late 1620s were given increasing substance during the 1630s. The ... More


Hungarian Puritans and Presbyterians

Graeme Murdock

in Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208594
eISBN:
9780191678080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Some Reformed ministers in Hungary and Transylvania were accused of being Puritans from the late 1630s. This chapter focuses on the troubled career in the northern Tisza church of János Tolnai Dali, ... More


A New World: Recusant and Puritan 1572–1603

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in Suffolk and the Tudors: Politics and Religion in an English County 1500–1600

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229148
eISBN:
9780191678868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229148.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the movement against the Puritan religion that was rampant in East Anglia during the 16th and early 17th centuries. The first notable figure to move against the Puritans was ... More


Introduction

Michael Brydon

in The Evolving Reputation of Richard Hooker: An Examination of Responses, 1600-1714

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199204816
eISBN:
9780191709500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204816.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introduction crystallizes the debates in the last twenty years regarding the theological positioning of Hooker. It posits that although there has been a tendency to locate his Anglican identity ... More


Saints Afloat? Religion in the Fleet

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes religion in the navy, focusing on the growth of Puritans among the officer corps. Many of the leaders of the new officer corps created after 1649 were men of strong and radical ... More


The Twilight of Puritanism in the Years before and after 1688

B. R. White

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter is concerned with the period just before and after 1688, when Puritanism entered into a twilight period and began to take on the shape and colour which was to mark eighteenth-century ... More


 “On a Cannibal Island”: Theater

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Disapproval of theater goes back to the Puritans, and was typical in most religious traditions. Mormons built the Salt Lake Theatre soon after arrival in the Valley. Young forebad tragedy, but it ... More


Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Heather Miyano Kopelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe ... More


Milton and the Conformable Puritanism of Richard Stock and Thomas Young

Jeffrey Alan Miller

in Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698707
eISBN:
9780191740756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698707.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

As long as the term ‘puritan’ remains effectively synonymous with ‘radical’, misunderstanding Milton’s association with the term will continue. Seventeenth-century puritans comprised a diverse group ... More


John Calvin's American Legacy

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The point of this book is that, despite all the changes and challenges, and despite Calvinism’s ultimate failure to hold the American consciousness, and despite an especially fervent effort to ... More


Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Charles T Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the surprisingly similar expectations of religious and moral change voiced by major American thinkers from the time of the Puritans to modern times. These predictions of ... More


Wheat and Tares: The Liberal Encounter with Puritan Violence

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the rediscovery of imago dei theology by early nineteenth‐century liberal theologians, most especially William Ellery Channing and other Unitarians. This theology was fleshed out by such ... More


Twilight of the Republic: Empire and Exceptionalism in the American Political Tradition

Justin B. Litke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142203
eISBN:
9780813142234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142203.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking issue with the way scholarship on American exceptionalism has been conducted for the past few decades, Litke argues that examining the term and idea reveals a profound shift in Americans’ ... More


Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


The New Jerusalem: Land without Evil

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Within a few decades of the Spanish and Portuguese arrival on the mainland of the Americas, a process of mutual translation of millennial expectations was at work. No better example of the need for ... More


Calvin and the Social Order in Early America: Moral Ideals and Transatlantic Empire

Mark Valeri

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter explores the mixed history of Calvin’s influence on economic mores and practices in early America. It retraces Calvin’s ideal for economic discipline over the emergent market in Geneva. ... More


Calvinism and American National Identity

David Little

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Samuel P. Huntington argued that American national identity was and still is profoundly influenced by what he called Anglo-Protestant culture. He attributed the major part of that influence to ... More


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