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

Michael Brydon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199204816
eISBN:
9780191709500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204816.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Richard Hooker has long been viewed as the first systematic defender of Anglicanism, as a via media between Roman Catholicism and Reformed Protestantism. In the last twenty years, this traditional ... More


The Zenith and Slow Decline of Hooker as the Icon of Restoration Anglicanism

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/9780199204816.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Restoration cult of Hooker reached its climax under Charles I. It was challenged during the exclusion crisis, notably by Richard Baxter who claimed Hooker as a Reformed sympathizer and by ... More


In Cupid’s Chains: Charles Garvice

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the career of a now forgotten popular story-writer, Charles Garvice, whose romances outsold most others. It shows how his first stories, published in three-volume form, failed ... More


Theology versus Sociology and Psychology

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how writers dealt with religion. It shows how a long list of authors, led by Dickens and George Eliot, provided unsympathetic portraits of Nonconformists, fixing on their ... More


Literary Advice and Advisers

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with who stepped forward to direct the novice reader, beginning with the ‘Best Hundred Books’ phenomenon launched by Sir John Lubbock in 1885. It argues that too much ... More


Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bunyan’s theology is not obsessed with a forbidding Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Rather, his is a comfortable doctrine, in which the believer is encouraged to accept salvation through the ... More


Postscript: The Legacy of The Pilgrim's Progress

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The enduring success of Bunyan’s allegory has been upheld largely by re-inscribing it as a universally religious or moralistic book rather than one that deals strictly with Bunyan’s Calvinist ... More


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

Ole Peter Grell, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book examines the importance of the Glorious Revolution and the passing of the Toleration Act to the development of religious and intellectual freedom in England. Most historians have considered ... More


Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, ... More


Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Laura Wright

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book traces developments in the history of British house-names from the tenth century, beginning with medieval house-naming practices referencing the householder’s name, the householder’s ... More


The Jews of England and 1688

David S. Katz

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/9780198201960.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter suggests that the earlier generous treatment of the Jews by James II was designed, at least in part, to affirm his power to dispense with penal statutes. King James II gave the Jews of ... More


Businessmen and Women in Methodism, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

In the religious sector of Britain, the Methodists are the most centralized religious group in contrast to other Nonconformist denominations. Among the Methodists, the Wesleyans are the largest sect ... More


Nonconformists and Celts, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The structure of the Nonconformist denominations is divided into two: the centralized such as the Methodists, Presbyterians and Quakers and the decentralized like the Baptists, Brethren, ... More


‘The Stormy Element of Political Debate’: The Politics of Dissent, 1791–1833

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229681
eISBN:
9780191678905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229681.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The contrast between the this-worldly orientation of the Unitarians with their prosperous congregations, their enthusiasm for secular knowledge, and their flair for business success, and the ... More


Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience: Models of Colonial Domination in South Africa

John L. Comaroff

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the models of colonial domination in South Africa. It examines the making of the nonconformist missionaries to the Griqua and Tswana as agents of empire, and discusses the works ... More


‘Conspicuous’ philanthropists:1 nonconformist religion in nineteenth-century pacifism

Heloise Brown

in ‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870–1902

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065309
eISBN:
9781781700457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The role of nonconformist religion in the early feminist movement is widely acknowledged. From the Unitarian Caroline Ashurst Biggs, to the Quaker Priestman and Bright family networks, feminist ... More


Missionaries

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses three groups of missionaries who were part of the missionary fervour that led men to bring their families to China. These groups were the English Nonconformist Union Church ... More


They Must Be Talked to One to One: Speaking with the Spirits

Miles Ogborn

in The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226655925
eISBN:
9780226657714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657714.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines forms of speech involved in talking to spirits of all sorts within Caribbean slavery. It argues that communication with other-worldly interlocutors was of crucial importance, ... More


W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet

Stewart J. Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198832539
eISBN:
9780191871078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832539.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

W. T. Stead (1849–1912), newspaper editor, author, social reformer, advocate for women’s rights, peace campaigner, spiritualist, was one of the best-known public figures in late Victorian and ... More


The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume IV: The Twentieth Century: Traditions in a Global Context

Jehu J. Hanciles (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199684045
eISBN:
9780191838927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684045.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This volume examines the globalization of Protestant ‘dissenting traditions’ in the twentieth century. During this period, Protestant Dissent achieved not only its widest geographical reach but also ... More


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