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The war, the poor, the Church and the state, 1939–45
Lindsey Earner-Byrne

for its flock. It was very much a question of territory. McQuaid was utterly convinced that any charity offered to Catholics by non-Catholics was in fact proselytism. He regarded proselytism as a form of spiritual blackmail perpetrated against the most vulnerable of any community – the poor. He appeared not to consider the fact that he was perpetuating a system that manipulated need and poverty by associating charity with religious allegiance. McQuaid put the Brigade kitchen out of business by forcing his flock to choose. Once he placed his kitchen next to the

in Mother and child
John Anderson

controversially, the ban on proselytism. In consequence of the latter ban, over 20,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses served prison terms from 1939 onwards, though this has been enforced with decreasing rigour in recent years, in part because several cases found their way to the European Court. Other problems have arisen in relation to employment rights, conscientious objection, custody over children in divorce cases where one parent comes from a religious minority, and state surveillance over some religious groups. Though central state agencies are proving more reluctant to pursue these

in Christianity and democratisation
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The change in mentality
Simha Goldin

the centuries that followed, the Jews experienced a religious crisis that led to certain cases of willing conversion to Christianity; there were apostate Jews who caused their brethren great harm in every realm, so that their self-confidence progressively declined in light of this phenomenon. The representation of the convert to Christianity as one who was undeserving from the outset to be considered as part of the Jewish people made it easier to accept this phenomenon, particularly as it was accompanied by that of proselytism, of Christians of a high level who were

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe
When and how are advocacy campaigns effective?
Stephen Noakes

advantages, though much research suggests that activist campaigns benefit enormously from norm entrepreneurship, or the involvement of persuasive, altruistic figureheads who raise the profile of an issue through strong leadership or the iconic embodiment of shared principles. The history of global activism is replete with examples of how the moral vision and proselytism of just such a person proved indispensable for bringing it to prominence on the international stage (Nadelmann, 1990: 481). In his brilliant study of the international aid regime, David Lumsdaine described

in The advocacy trap
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S. Karly Kehoe

parish schools and new chapels and orphanages, and the founding of relief and friendly societies. Not only did these organisations work to counter Protestant proselytism but they granted the upper and middle classes a more direct role in the Catholic mission by involving them as teachers, community visitors and care workers. This chapter interlinks an embryonic social welfare network with Scotland’s developing civil society and uses it to bring into sharper focus female agency and the role that it would play in establishing the authority of the church as it worked to

in Creating a Scottish Church
Schoolboy literature and the creation of a colonial chivalric code
J.A. Mangan

-lived genre. This point is seldom made. The ‘games-ethic’ of the British late-Victorian and Edwardian public school system stimulated a literature peculiarly its own – at home and abroad. Frequently the essential nature of the doggerel, fiction and biography was proselytism. An image of boyhood and subsequent manhood was projected, embracing essential virtues, which contained the seeds of imperial conquest

in Imperialism and juvenile literature
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Richard Cashman

R. Cashman, ‘Cricket and Colonialism: Colonial Hegemony and Indigenous Subversion?’, in J. A. Mangan, ed., Pleasure, Profit, Proselytism: British Culture and Sport at Home and Abroad 1700–1914 , London, 1988, pp. 258–72. 19 Bose, History of Indian Cricket , p. 112

in The imperial game
David Hardiman

campaign to reclaim people in India who had been supposedly ‘lost’ to Hinduism, most notably Muslims and Christians, through a ceremony of purification known as shuddhi . 60 It was held that various people or communities had been converted to ‘non-Indian’ religions through aggressive proselytism, and that these converts would in time swamp the Hindus of India. Hindu nationalist propagandists, who were

in Missionaries and their medicine
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F. T. Marinetti’s Il tattilismo and the Futurist critique of separation
Pierpaolo Antonello

narrative prologue or overture; then it moves to a programmatic and normative central part; it is finally sealed by a rhetorical gesture, which aims at consensus and proselytism. Highly symbolical also was the venue in which the text was presented: the Théâtre de L’Œuvre in Paris, very much in the same way the first manifesto was published in France on the front page of Le Figaro. The official date of publication of Il tattilismo is also symbolically charged: 11 January 1921; it was reprinted a year later in the journal Il Futurismo (11 January 1922). Marinetti

in Back to the Futurists
Hélène Ibata

, with all its cattle, human and bestial, unmoved by the phenomenon. Constantinople, with its bearded and turbanned multitudes, quietly pitched beside a Christian thoroughfare, and offering neither persecution nor proselytism. Switzerland, with its lakes covered with sunsets, and mountains capped and robed in storms; the adored of sentimentalists, and the refuge of miry metaphysics; the Demisolde of all nations, and German geology –​stuck in a corner of a corner in London, and forgotten in the tempting vicinage of a cook-​shop; and now Pompeii, reposing in its slumber

in The challenge of the sublime