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Conclusion: Anglicanism and Empire, 1700–c.1850

Rowan Strong

in Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199218042
eISBN:
9780191711527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An Anglican theological paradigm was important in this period because Christianity was both sincerely believed and widely influential, and because most English people were Christian and Anglican. The ... More


Introduction

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many modern theologians advocate the claim that God suffers and are convinced that divine impassibility is untenable on philosophical, exegetical, and broadly religious grounds. As a result, the ... More


The Problem and Its Modes: B) Providence, Fortune and Virtue

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter turns to a fuller exploration of the conspectus of providential time. It discusses how, for the thinkers of late antiquity, the separation of salvation and society, redemption and ... More


Providential History from the Fall of Man to the Conversion of Constantine

GEORGE GARNETT

in Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

This chapter begins by showing how closely interlinked are the first and second discourses of the Defensor Pacis. They were intended as complementary investigations of the most grievous cause of ... More


Christianity and Conservative Historiography: Herbert Butterfield, Cambridge, and the Greater World

Reba N. Soffer

in History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

While also discussing Geoffrey Elton and George Kitson Clark, this chapter concentrates on Butterfield, who spoke to the wide audience that listened to the BBC, lectured throughout Britain and ... More


A Christian Vision

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter concentrates on the third stage of reading Blake's poem. It considers the narrative as a whole, with particular focus on the elaborate providential framework of the poem. Parts of the ... More


‘The Theatre of Gods Judgements’: Sudden Deaths and Providential Punishments

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter focuses on the history of a crude providentialism in which suffering and misfortune are simplistically equated with immorality and sin. It emphasizes on the encyclopedias of providential ... More


‘Tongues of Heaven’: Prodigies, Portents, and Prophets

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter focuses on the various aspects of pre-Reformation practice and belief, and explores how traditional cultural paradigms were subtly altered and rehabilitated rather than permanently ... More


‘Englands Warning by Israel’: Paul's Cross Prophecy 1

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter analyses the providential thinking which underpinned the preaching of the Israelite paradigm in the eighty-year interval between Elizabeth's accession and the end of Charles I's Personal ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The book focuses on the contrary views of various sections regarding the theories of God's judgement and divine intervention. The tales of God's judgements and stories of prodigies and portents have ... More


Other Inductive Arguments

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Six C-inductive arguments for and against the existence of God are critically discussed in this chapter: the Argument from Consciousness, the Argument from Moral Truth, the Argument from Moral ... More


Christian Perspectives

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines various theological, specifically Christian, justifications for religious freedom. The contemporary acceptance of religious freedom owes comparatively little to Christian ... More


The Interpretation of Revival: Religious Awakenings and Modern Historiography

David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Providential accounts of revival form a long-standing school of their interpretation, designed to encourage more of them. Early twentieth-century scholars offered a psychological way of understanding ... More


Part Ten

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190673505
eISBN:
9780190673536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673505.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Part 10 of the Dialogues introduces the problem of evil. Demea and Philo outdo each other in pointing to the evil in the world and the seeming inability of Cleanthes’ natural religion to account for ... More


Richard III: political ends, providential means

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter looks at Shakespeare's Richard III. If 1 Henry VI imposed a sort of closure on the two earlier plays by suggesting how the outcomes depicted therein might have been avoided, Richard III ... More


Conjectural History, the Form and Its Afterlife

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Faced with the absence of documents and rejecting the biblical account of early human history, Enlightenment conjectural historians sought to provide a plausible narrative based on speculation and ... More


Abraham Lincoln Moral Leader: The Second Inaugural as America's Sermon to the World

Harry S. Stout

in Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter by Harry S. Stout addresses Lincoln’s place as a moral leader by emphasizing the significance of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as a reflection of his evolving understanding of ... More


The Providential State and the Legitimizing Fellowship of “Company”

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores a new strategy for defending the Virginia project that emerged in the early seventeenth century as a male king, James I, ascended the English throne and as England's powerful ... More


Selling the Indies: Columbus and the Economy of the Marvelous

in New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226856186
eISBN:
9780226856193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226856193.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the difficulties encountered by Christopher Columbus in providing the reliable sources of gold that he had promised to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, his royal sponsors. ... More


The Doctrine of the Providential Function of Commerce in International Law: Idealizing Trade

Ileana M. Porras

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the doctrine of the providential function of commerce in the work of Francisco de Vitoria (c. 1492–1546), Alberico Gentili (1552–1608), and Hugo Grotius (1583–1645). In this ... More


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