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Implausible: Calvinism and American Politics

D. G. Hart

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/9780195390971.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

From 1776 until approximately 1970, American Protestant clergy and academics argued that Calvinism was crucial to their nation’s political institutions and ideals. It was common among the mainstream ... More


Religion and Politics in Holland

J. L. Price

in Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Of all the factors affecting the way in which politics operated in Holland in the 17th century, the religious environment, if not necessarily the most important, is perhaps the one that is most ... More


Religion and the Dutch State

J. L. Price

in Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Religion affected the way in which Holland related to the other provinces in the Dutch Republic, and to the Union as a whole, during the 17th century in both positive and negative ways. As the ... More


Holland as a Body Politic, II: Seeds of Discord

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Holland's Baltic trade flourished as never before, and skilled immigrants helped revive local industries. But prosperity raised a political issue: should Holland trade with provinces loyal to Spain? ... More


Religion, the Reformed Church, and Urban Politics

J. L. Price

in Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Religion in general, and the Reformed Church in particular, played an important role in the politics of the towns of Holland, not only in the first decades of the 17th century, when the clash between ... More


Unity in a Multiconfessional Society

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter takes a step back and examines the place of the Reformed church and of other churches within Utrecht's complex social environment. After all, like other Dutch cities, Utrecht was ... More


Reformation Legacy: Catholic Buildings and Protestant Worship

Nigel Yates

in Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The inevitable consequence of the Reformation in those parts of Europe where reform was carried out as a matter of state policy was that the existing churches had to be adapted to new liturgical ... More


Holland's Rulers: The Urban Oligarchies

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In Flanders and Brabant, guilds had a share in urban government. Holland's cities were ruled by self‐perpetuating town councils. Whether brought to power by Orange, or merely adapting to new ... More


Some Radical Liturgical Experiments

Nigel Yates

in Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

During the first half of the 17th century the conflict over the altar position had dominated Anglican liturgical concerns. It had been generally accepted firstly that churches should in effect be two ... More


From Nation to Linguistic Community

Joyce D. Goodfriend

in Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the adaptive strategies employed by ordinary Dutch New Yorkers to dispute the elite's cultural authority. English polite culture emerged in early eighteenth-century New York ... More


Spinoza's Project

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains Spinoza's reasons for writing and publishing the Treatise. His central goal is, as he says, to establish that the freedom to philosophize is compatible with the peace and piety ... More


John Knox

Jane Dawson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300114737
eISBN:
9780300214185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114737.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents the life of John Knox, a leader of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Scotland. Based in large part on previously unavailable sources, including the recently ... More


Popular Presbyterianism

in English Presbyterianism 1590–1640

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759878
eISBN:
9780804776936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759878.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter utilizes a bivariate analysis to evaluate whether there was any link between the main variables of social status and popular participation in presbyterian government. English ... More


George Whitefield Awakens New York City

Joyce D. Goodfriend

in Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines English evangelist George Whitefield's message of the “new birth” and how it came to resonate among a variety of New Yorkers, including adherents of the orthodox Dutch Reformed ... More


Attitudes towards the Protestant and Catholic Churches

Anthony Milton

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter tackles changing English Protestant perceptions of the Church of Rome and foreign Protestant Churches. It argues that the notion that the Church of England occupied a via media between ... More


True Religion

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spinoza now sets out to explicate the religious doctrine taught by Scripture and to reinforce his claim that it does not threaten the division between theology and philosophy or challenge the freedom ... More


From Reaction to Resolution, 1590–1610

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter continues the narrative from 1590 to 1610. By the last date, Utrecht's Reformed church had finally abandoned Libertinism and adopted a moderate Calvinism. The question here is why the ... More


Church at the Crossroads: The Reformed in the Dutch Republic

Freya Sierhuis

in The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749738
eISBN:
9780191814037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749738.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 1 gives an overview of the history and development of the Reformed Church in the Dutch Republic, from its establishment during the days of the Revolt to the controversies over religious ... More


Catholics, Dissenters, and Politics

J. L. Price

in Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Another circumstance which affected the atmosphere in which politics took place in the towns of Holland in the 17th century was the existence of significant groups of people who were outside the ... More


The Bible in the Political Fabric of the Dutch Republic, 1660–1710

Jetze Touber

in Spinoza and Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1660-1710

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805007
eISBN:
9780191843112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805007.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 4 investigates the repercussions of biblical philology, including Spinoza’s, within ecclesiastical administration locally and regionally. The Public Church warded off the effects of biblical ... More


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