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The Mask of Discontinuity: Hooker in the Reigns of James II and William and Mary

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/9780199204816.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The use of Hooker to promote the doctrine of passive obedience placed the Church in an impossible dilemma following the accession of James II. His reign discredited the Restoration political ... More


The Early Eighteenth Century

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:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Contains 10 hymns from the early eighteenth century, responding to the temper of the time by including reference to astronomy and physics, as in ‘The spacious firmament on high’, and to a newfound ... More


‘The Church in Danger’: Latitudinarians, Socinians, and Hobbists

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter opens with an analysis of the intellectual climate in late 17th‐century England, beginning with politico‐religious debates, in particular the complex struggles inside and outside the ... More


Scougal’s The life of God in the soul of man: The fortunes of a book, 1676–1830

Isabel Rivers

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/9780199227044.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses the ways in which this influential devotional work by a Scottish Episcopalian minister and professor of divinity was edited and adapted for different denominations and ... More


The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Peter Elmer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In 1666 an Irish gentleman called Valentine Greatrakes achieved brief but widespread fame as a miracle healer. Dubbed the ‘Stroker’, he is widely believed to have touched and cured thousands of men, ... More


Origin and Development

David Young

in F. D. Maurice and Unitarianism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263395
eISBN:
9780191682520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263395.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter discusses the origin and development of Unitarianism during the eighteenth century. Unitarianism was created in the latter part of the eighteenth century by the coming together of those ... More


‘An Exemplar of Candid and Sincere Christianity’: Greatrakes’ Mission to England, 1666

Peter Elmer

in The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter recounts what happened when Greatrakes opted to visit England in 1666, a year in which all manner of wonders was widely expected. In particular, it provides a detailed analysis of those ... More


Epilogue and Conclusions

Peter Elmer

in The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter charts the life of Greatrakes from his return to Ireland in 1666 until his death in 1683, focusing on his continuing relationship with radical groups such as the Muggletonians, as well ... More


From Hobbes to Shaftesbury

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the seventeenth-century reception of Thomas Hobbes, and in particular the question of how he was understood as being both a funny (and dangerous) kind of Stoic and later as a ... More


Church, Parties, and Politics

J. C. D. Clark

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/9780199644636.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Was the Church of England, between the Restoration and the Oxford movement, divided into parties? W. J. Conybeare, in a famous article of 1853, claimed that High and Low Church faded away, leaving a ... More


Lust and Morality in the (Long) Eighteenth Century

H. G. Cocks

in Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438665
eISBN:
9780226438832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438832.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The gradual rejection of attempts to enforce religious conformity by force in the late-seventeenth century undermined the idea that immorality (including unnatural lust) was mainly caused by false ... More


Redrawing the Boundaries of the Confessional State: Witchcraft, Dissent, and Latitudinarianism in Restoration England

Peter Elmer

in Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198717720
eISBN:
9780191787201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717720.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The years immediately succeeding the Restoration witnessed a dramatic decline in witchcraft trials and a revival of debate in elite circles as to the reality of witchcraft. This chapter demonstrates ... More


Happiness and the Theology of the Self in Late Seventeenth-Century England

Craig Muldrew

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Muldrew traces the integration of Aristotelian into Christian thinking about happiness, by Thomas Aquinas and during the Renaissance but more particularly in the thinking of late seventeenth-century ... More


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