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Clergy, orality and print in the Scottish Gaelic world
Donald Meek

; but it is legitimate to wonder whether it may have been at least a first draft of an ambitious project to capture some of the finest verse products of the medieval Gaelic world, from western Scotland to western Ireland. Some of the oldest poems in the book can be dated to the thirteenth 86 The pulpit and the pen and early fourteenth centuries, while the latest were composed close to the time of compilation of the book itself. The range of verse – formal bardic verse to patrons of the poets, ballads about the heroes of the Fianna, religious poetry of very high

in The spoken word
Willem Frijhoff

, either in the Netherlands or abroad. Alongside this educational strategy, the apostolic vicar of the Missio Hollandica Philippus Rovenius (1572–1651) commenced a search in the 1620s for an institute of priests that, contrary to the existing religious congregations, in particular the Jesuits, would be unconditionally loyal to the local bishop and able to radically reform the secular clergy in the north in the sense of a new spirituality, focused on the Incarnation and on the local saints as role models for the regeneration of the Dutch Catholic community.74 In his

in College communities abroad
Joseph Hardwick

Seminary. Indeed, much of the imprint that America left on Canadian Anglicanism came about through influences that are hard to detect or isolate. The widespread hostility found in Canadian congregations to such rituals as responding to prayers, kneeling at prayer, church baptisms and the churching of women indicates that the American influence on popular religious belief in Canada remained strong. 69 Senior colonial

in An Anglican British World
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The revolt of democratic Christianity and the rise of public opinion
S.J. Barnett

Jansénisme à la laïcité et les origines de la déchristianisation (Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, 1987). Conventicles: independent Huguenot congregations. Doyle, Jansenism, pp. 30, 39. Van Kley, The Religious Origins of the French Revolution, p. 248. McManners, Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France, vol. 2, pp. 364, 377. Doyle, Jansenism, pp. 50–1. McManners, Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France, vol. 2, p. 428. On the Parlement of Paris and Jansenism see also J. Swann, Politics and the Parlement of Paris under Louis XV, 1754

in The Enlightenment and religion
Welfare, identity and Scottish prisoners-of-war in England, 1650–55
Chris R. Langley

wrath and chastisement. The Covenanting revolution of the 1640s created unprecedented space for political debate in Scotland.4 Scottish political and religious leaders maintained this trend by responding to Cromwell’s invasion in a similarly public way. Scottish clerics rethought their understandings of providence by concluding that the English Commonwealth’s victory at Dunbar was part of 211 The hidden human costs God’s design to chasten the ungrateful, yet nevertheless chosen, people of Scotland.5 The special relationship forged between England and Scotland in the

in Battle-scarred
Elizabeth Isham’s religion
Isaac Stephens

came to the cultivation of their personal piety and religion. As we have seen, conventional cultural expectations on female virtue went hand-in-hand with religious ideals for women in seventeenth-century England. Galenic-Aristotelian and scriptural notions – which conflated ideas centred on the humours and the concept of the daughters of Eve – depicted women as devoid of reason and interpretive thought while also more vulnerable to sin and Satan’s temptations. They were, therefore, weaker vessels when compared to men, a juxtaposition that buttressed ideological

in The gentlewoman’s remembrance
Mark Greengrass

speech, a social history of communication’.1 This chapter explores the possibilities and problems of writing such an account for these complex events. One of the fundamental elements of religious change in the sixteenth century was that it created a contested lexicon. Protestantism generated a ‘speech-community’ whose claims (to speak the truth, to be a godly community) were larger than, and different from, those speech-communities confined by localised customs or specific dialects. Its language was radicalised by the claims to speak for, and to act out, God’s truth

in Ireland, 1641
Britons and Irish imperial culture in nineteenth-century India
Barry Crosbie

people (including many other marginalised non-Anglican Protestant groups such as Irish Presbyterians and Methodists) were never quite comfortable with a ‘British’ designation, and did not necessarily see themselves as such. In this sense, late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland was never an homogenous economic, political or religious entity whose historic relationship with Britain was

in The cultural construction of the British world
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Lester K. Little

to later pastors of stable congregations, such visitors were unwelcome because of the potential danger these represented for their flocks and of the certain challenge these posed to their own authority. Gregory described vividly a particularly colourful character that he labelled the ‘bogus Christ of Bourges’ and recounted with satisfaction how the bishop of Le Puy had him killed. Gregory added that he had seen a number of these men with their entourages of ‘foolish women’ whom they had deceived into becoming their followers and to proclaiming them to be saints

in Indispensable immigrants
Benjamin J. Elton

Chapter 10 The religious character of the Chief Rabbis and of Anglo-Jewry UR ANALYSIS OF the Chief Rabbis’ theologies and religious policies advances the understanding of the religious history of traditional Jewry in the modern period in two ways. First, we can make specific revisions to the current historiography on the Chief Rabbis, and on some other Jewish communities and their religious leaders. More importantly, our study allows us to help in the construction of a general typology of the Jewish religious response to modernity, which a number of scholars

in Britain’s Chief Rabbis and the religious character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880–1970