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 Church Government and Social Control

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter documents Irish Cromwellian debates about church government. Quakers and Seekers denied any locus of authority beyond the “inner light.” Baptists and Independents argued that the proper ... More


Presbyterianism and the right of private judgement: Church government in Ireland and Scotland in the age of Francis Hutcheson

James Moore

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Hutcheson’s ideas of rights and prudence in the context of debated issues of church government in early eighteenth-century Ireland and Scotland. He agreed with ministers in ... More


Introduction Approaches to Thomas Edwards's 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/9780199251926.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which historians have used Gangraena as a source, and explains how new approaches to the history of print culture, the history of the book, and of reading will be ... More


Milton on Knowing Good from Evil

Christopher Tilmouth

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Although poetry's morally instructive purpose was a Renaissance commonplace, Milton developed a detailed conception of what it meant. He argued that poems have the power to ‘inbreed in the great ... More


Milton’s Christian Temper

N. H. Keeble

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses Milton's Christian temper. It is believed Milton did not belong to any worshipping Christian community. No existing records ecist to attest that he attended Christian service, ... More


Union: The Religious and Political Background, 1689–1706

Jeffrey Stephen

in Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625055
eISBN:
9780748653423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the religious and political background preceding the Anglo-Scottish union. It explores two key constitutional documents which provided the foundation of the Revolution ... More


Milton and the Bishops

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Long Parliament assembled on 4 November 1640. Many issues exercised those Lords and Commons who were unsympathetic to the court, among them, apparent malpractices by the King's ministers, ... More


Friendship, Formalities, and Membership in Post-Revolutionary America

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter, three important cultural developments will be examined. First, by looking at the travails of the embattled Society of the Cincinnati the chapter will examine the growing belief that ... More


“We Shall Then Live Together as One Great Family”: Mormonism and the Public/Private Divide

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores Mormon communitarian practices in Utah after the public pronouncement in 1852 that Mormons practiced plural marriage. Mormons made little distinction between the home and the ... More


Common Consent

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/9780804759878.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter offers a description on the freedom of common consent. For conformists, common consent could be recognized as the basis of government, but nevertheless be replaced by the authority of ... More


The Congregation and its Ministers

Patrick Collinson

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222989
eISBN:
9780191678554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0026
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

An investigation needs to be made on the extent to which a single reformed church order — that of the Book of Discipline and the Genevan Forme of prayers — was being covertly realized at the local, ... More


Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Ann Hughes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book is a study of Thomas Edwards’s Gangraena, an intemperate, comprehensive attack on religious radicalism and religious toleration, published in three parts in 1646. It explores the place of ... More


Royal Supremacy

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/9780804759878.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the crown's supremacy over the Church of England. The presbyterians represented a continued challenge to supremacy by its subjection of the crown's authority to collective ... More


Introduction:: Attempting Uniformity

N. H. Keeble (ed.)

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This historical introduction traces the course of events that led from George Monck's incursion into England in January 1660 to the passing of the Act of Uniformity in 1662, examining ‘Presbyterian’ ... More


The Debate over Authority:: Adiaphora, the Civil Magistrate, and the Settlement of Religion

Jacqueline Rose

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the triangular relationship between lay government, ecclesiastical authorities, and the individual Christian. Adiaphora constituted non‐doctrinal matters regarded as ... More


Circumstantial Temporary Concessions:: Clarendon, Comprehension, and Uniformity

Paul Seaward

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The Acts passed by the Cavalier Parliament in 1661–5 which prevented many ‘Puritans’ and ‘Presbyterians’ from conforming to the Church of England, and punished those who tried to establish ... More


The Bishops of Ireland and the Beasts at Ephesus:: Reconstruction, Conformity, and the Presbyterian Knot, 1660–2

Robert Armstrong

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter assesses the means whereby Protestant Ireland saw the reimposition of a full‐blown ‘Anglican’ order and the exclusion of large numbers of Presbyterian clergymen, ahead of comparable ... More


The Experience of Dissent: John Owen and Congregational Life in Revolutionary and Restoration England

Crawford Gribben

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/9780198753193.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines developments in John Owen’s thinking about church government, church membership, and the observation of the sacraments. It will outline his experiments in ecclesiology in the ... More


Scotland

Alasdair Raffe

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the transformations in the status and character of Scottish Episcopalianism from 1662 to 1829. Despite being re-established in the Church of Scotland in 1661–2, episcopacy was ... More


Church and Government from Becket to Longchamp

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter examines church and government in Angevin England, and especially the representation of those who held leading positions in both. The first subject is the shadow cast by the figure of ... More


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