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‘Like a Universal Leprosie Overspread this Whole Kingdom’ City and Provinces in Gangraena

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Edwards’s place as a lecturer in Christ Church, in the heart of revolutionary London, enabled him to produce Gangraena. His links with London Presbyterian clergy, with ... More


Rise of the Independents

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter further advances the book's account of the English Revolution as a religious war. It offers a reinterpretation of the Independents: that group of religious thinkers who rejected all ... More


Edwards, Gangraena, and Presbyterian Mobilization

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter stresses the importance of Edwards’s Gangraena in the mobilization of zealous Presbyterian campaigns against Parliament’s proposals for church government in 1646-7. It looks especially ... More


Selden on Excommunication

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Selden is 17th-century England’s greatest Erastian, but he is also its greatest humanist scholar, and he brings his learning to bear on the subject of excommunication, which was the flash-point in ... More


‘No Man Can Serve Two Masters’: The Civil War and After

Alan Ford

in James Ussher: Theology, History, and Politics in Early-Modern Ireland and England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274444
eISBN:
9780191706417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274444.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The growing tensions between king and parliament gradually eliminated the middle ground upon which Ussher had sought to stand, leaving him with an uncomfortable choice between his friends in ... More


God’s Physicians: Models of Pastoral Care at the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1653

Chad Van Dixhoorn

in Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198753193
eISBN:
9780191814822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753193.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In accordance with its mandate from Parliament, the one hundred and twenty pastors brought together by the Westminster Assembly discussed doctrinal, disciplinary, and liturgical matters. Inevitably ... More


Politics and religion in the Westminster assembly and the ‘grand debate’

Chad Van Dixhoorn

in Insular Christianity: Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086984
eISBN:
9781781704981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086984.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From the unpublished manuscripts of the assembly it appears that the ‘grand debate’ in the assembly was not simply a contest of presbyterial government against congregational, where parliament was ... More


Scripture, Reason, and Grace

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The authority of Scripture is fundamental to Calvin's theology. This chapter explores the tension between the pneumatic and the rational aspects of his doctrine, after comparing his view and that of ... More


The Westminster Assembly and the Reformation of the 1640s

Chad van Dixhoorn

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/9780199639731.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

By the outbreak of the civil war, a majority of members in the Long Parliament saw it as their duty to renovate the Church of England. There were aspects of this transformation that the Lords and ... More


The Apologeticall Narration: International politics and the real ‘Grand Debate’1

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

1644 was the watershed moment in the ecclesiastical debates of the Puritan revolution and deserves a close inspection. This chapter is an important reassessment of the famous (or infamous) ... More


The Theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith in its Context

Whitney G. Gamble

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759331
eISBN:
9780191819889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759331.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In 1643, England’s Long Parliament called theologians from every county of England and Wales to Westminster Abbey to revise the Thirty-Nine Articles, the foundational documents of the Church of ... More


The Rise of Religious Conflict in the Parliamentarian Coalition

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines rising religious conflict in 1643. It looks at the ways that the new Scottish alliance, the Solemn League and Covenant, and the convention of the Westminster Assembly began to ... More


Frustrated Pastor

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by highlighting Owen’s increasing frustration with parish life in Fordham, and his consequent move to the neighboring parish of Coggeshall. The chapter describes the processes by ... More


The ‘builders’ of the new Church of England

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is a close examination of a brief, but crucial, debate at the opening of the Westminster assembly in late October 1643. This was the first debate over church government in the assembly, ... More


Making Law and Recording It: Part I: John Selden (And John Milton) on Excommunication

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes Selden’s contribution to the struggle to define the reach of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in the mid-1640s, as Presbyterians in the Westminster Assembly of Divines fought to have ... More


Making Law and Recording It: Part II: Selden’s Speeches

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

John Selden’s historico-philological approach tends to prove that religious authority has its origins in civil institutions and their legal procedures, and to that extent his “literary” ... More


Baptists Along the Congregational Way

Matthew C. Bingham

in Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912369
eISBN:
9780190912390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912369.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

After deconstructing Baptist historiography in chapter 1, chapter 2 builds upon this foundation by advancing a more helpful way of viewing the subject. It suggests that so-called Particular Baptists ... More


The Westminster Standards

J. V. Fesko

in The Covenant of Works: The Origins, Development, and Reception of the Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190071363
eISBN:
9780190071394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071363.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Many contemporary critics of the Westminster Standards believe that it is a doctrinal straightjacket that narrows the bounds of permissible beliefs within the church. The confession does define the ... More


James Ussher

J. V. Fesko

in The Covenant of Works: The Origins, Development, and Reception of the Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190071363
eISBN:
9780190071394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071363.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys the views of James Ussher, a relatively little-known but nevertheless key figure in the development of the covenant of works. Ussher’s key contributions include treating the ... More


Introduction: Reformation, Identity, and ‘Anglicanism’, c.1520–1662

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/9780199639731.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the themes and contents of the different chapters of the volume. After noting the apparent discontinuity between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in the Church of ... More


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