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David Geiringer

in the north of England and the core of the CMAC’s centres were still concentrated in London and the south-east) as well as her wariness of the distinctly middle-class character of its counsellors and clients. This chapter begins by examining how Catholic sexual instruction emerged as a distinct field of expert knowledge in the post-war decades, extending its reach to almost all sections of the Catholic community. It

in The Pope and the pill
David Geiringer

, calling in leading experts from the new intellectual disciplines that had come to redefine the sexual in the preceding decades. Specialists were drawn from established fields like biology, medicine and theology, but a particular emphasis was placed on engaging with the ‘new sciences of man’ such as sociology, anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis. The process of ‘taking in’ the expertise of these

in The Pope and the pill
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Condemnation of Wyclif’s teaching
Stephen Penn

Canterbury, the highest primate of England and legate of the apostolic see, send my greeting with divine permission to all of the children of holy mother church to whom the present letters have come. Your university knows that we have condemned the following articles with the counsel and assent of our friars and other doctors in sacred theology, canon law and civil law, and many other experts, in the form that follows: 1) That the material substance of the bread and wine remains in the

in John Wyclif
Joseph Hardwick

. Scornful comments on the ‘weather guess-work’ of ‘pseudo scientists’ and ‘weather prophets’ regularly appeared in newspapers in the later nineteenth century. 39 That suspicion of experts and faith in petitionary prayer was widespread is suggested by the number of times the advocates of water storage and irrigation complained about the intransigence of rural ‘prayer and humiliation men’ who put all their trust in ‘luck and providence’. 40 Joseph Jenkins, an itinerant Welsh labourer, often complained about settlers who

in Prayer, providence and empire
Carmen M. Mangion

moved from the jurisdiction of the bishop to the jurisdiction of Rome.18 The third stage in the legitimation of a congregation was the review of the rule and constitutions by canonical experts for their ‘purity of Catholic 15 This following section is a summary of a process that was unique for each congregation, particularly before 1854 but even after that date. 16 Jarrell, 1984, p. 216. 17 Since its formation in 1622, the Sacred Congregation the Propagation of the Faith (Propaganda Fide) was responsible for the religious administration of ‘mission countries’, i

in Contested identities
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David Geiringer

understandings of female sexuality that circulated within the boundaries of the ‘Church’. Indeed, the boundaries of the ‘Church’ were themselves appearing to blur in the middle of the 1960s, as initiatives such as the papal commission brought in lay experts from secular disciplines such as biology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, economics and psychology. Change seemed to be in the air; Catholics were preparing themselves for

in The Pope and the pill
Hayyim Rothman

Gordon of Telz. 3 A prodigy in more ways than one, Rabinkow was an expert, not only in talmudic and post-talmudic rabbinic literature, but a Habad hasid, a kabbalist intimately familiar with the canon of Western philosophy ancient and modern, a supporter of Ahad Ha’am, and a libertarian socialist. 4 Under Rabinkow's influence, Steinberg became part of the wave of young Jews joining the Socialist Revolutionaries — a party with deep narodnik roots that largely overlapped

in No masters but God
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Cara Delay

tightly tacked in place and trimmed with yards of goffered linen expertly glued around the edge.84 Boylan’s time in the coffin-house solidified her associations between religion, opulence, and death. The lavishness of the coffins made an 76 irish women impact on the young Boylan, causing her to distance herself from death but also yearn for such luxuries. Later, Boylan reminisced about another encounter with death. ‘When Tina, the baby sister of a girl in my class did die’, she wrote, I mitched from school to go and see her. Out of respect I turned my pinny inside

in Irish women and the creation of modern Catholicism, 1850–1950
Carmen Mangion

as a ‘key signifier and a general referent’. 16 David Kynaston addressed the significance of ‘Modernity Britain’ in its becoming a dominant (albeit top-down) zeitgeist – a spirit of the age epitomised by the desire in relation to the built environment to dump the past, get up to date and embrace a gleaming, functional, progressive future. 17 This future appeared to be in the hands of ‘experts’; the advancement of professional expertise became one of the ‘torch-bearers’ of modernity. 18 Despite a sparkling rendition of progress which suggested the

in Catholic nuns and sisters in a secular age
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Stephen Penn

divine author. Smalley observed similarities in his thought with the Neoplatonist Plotinus and, to a less obvious extent, the Christian Platonist Augustine. The metaphor with which she concludes her comparison is an insightful one: Plotinus, she argues, ‘killed Father Time’, whereas Augustine merely ‘fettered him’. Wyclif, she suggests, though manifesting similar ambitions to those of Plotinus, was less expert a murderer, failing, as she put it, ‘to get rid of the corpse’. 66 This analogy captures nicely the frustrations that plagued Wyclif in his attempt to read the

in John Wyclif