Michael Questier

two categories and to crush the second two.This was where the use of an oath was essential. For ‘as the dispa[y]re of the future and hope of the present produces Protestants of estat[e], so despayre of the present and hope of the future produces papists of state’. Digges’s oath of association was designed to stop that second scenario – a kind of reversal of the process by which seminary clergy – as Digges and Hastings would have seen it – used the dark arts of false evangelisation in order Chambers_O’Connor_Printer.indd 159 08/09/2017 09:53 160 COLLEGE

in College communities abroad
William Thomas

Imperial College physicist George Thomson was appointed as Scientific Adviser to the Air Ministry.51 The scientific advisory and operational research network that now stretched coherently across the three military services would be perpetuated in the post-war period. Post-war rhetoric and the discourse of science policy With the formalisation of a scientific advisory and operational research system running across Britain’s three military services, even the most obdurate scientist reformists at last had reason to believe that they had succeeded in evangelising their views

in Scientific governance in Britain, 1914–79
Niall Coll

nation building, must rediscover its core identity and mission. Whereas in the past the clergy wanted the people to believe, to ‘keep the faith’ first and last, and, in contrast, the liberal intellectuals wanted them to think and to question,69 now the church urgently wants the people to explore and think beyond the constraining framework of the dominant secular, individualistic culture. The church will need to put much energy and resources in the future into its teaching and evangelising ministries. Theological and broader spiritual and pastoral formation courses at

in Irish Catholic identities
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Christian soldiers
Andrew J. May

not devoid of an evangelising instinct, the coming of the missionaries did not signal the zero point of Christian evangelical influence, which was already being modelled at Cherrapunji before the Joneses arrived. William Lewin may not have been the only soldier who had seen action in the First Anglo-Burmese War of the mid-1820s to have sought Cherrapunji’s recuperative air. But

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
T. M. Devine

Reformation the Highlands were not properly evangelised for the new faith and were regarded as irreligious, popish and pagan for generations thereafter; for the Scottish political elites and the protestant church before 1700 the Highlands were alien and hostile, in need of more state control and both moral and religious improvement’. The consensus was that the society had to be assimilated to the social and cultural norms which prevailed in the rest of Scotland because it was both inferior and dangerous. At the more popular level attitudes towards the Highlanders were

in Clanship to crofters’ war
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The respectable face of troublemaking
Helen McCarthy

, while still accepting its general assumptions. The Dissenter repudiates its aims, its methods, its principles.’1 According to this formula, those evangelising on behalf of the League of Nations between the wars, who form the subject of this book, lacked the necessary credentials to win a place in Taylor’s pantheon of history’s ‘troublemakers’. The leading lights of the League of Nations Union (LNU), the League’s strongest champion in Britain, were too high-minded, too cosy with the ‘Establishment’ and altogether too respectable to inherit the mantle of Fox, Cobden and

in The British people and the League of Nations
Jacques Gélis

bowels. In the presence of the statue, the priest was asked to recite the first chapter of the Gospel of St John over the head of the child; this was called ‘evangeling’ (evangilier rather than evangeliser) the infant. However, alongside this ceremony encouraged by the Church, many parallel rituals were performed in secret, incorporating covert magical or symbolic connotations.27 The curing process then worked through indirect contact. The parents could bring the nightshirt of the child stricken with colic to the sanctuary and rub it against the statue, or, to be more

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
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Mervyn O’Driscoll

West German government posted German teachers to it as they would to any school in West Germany. The name of the school was significant –​St. Kilian’s –​ as it recalled the work of the celebrated seventh century Irish missionary who evangelised northern Bavaria and Thuringia. He is still venerated in Würzburg.59 A ‘noticeable tendency’ was that several early teachers at St. Kilian’s originated from Bavaria. This reflected a strong Catholic connection between Bavaria and Ireland.60 St. Kilian’s rapidly grew to incorporate the Kindergarten and secondary levels, to

in Ireland, West Germany and the New Europe, 1949– 73
Brian Sudlow

mission of the Church to convert the world to Christ, and, therefore, as a means of defending an established Christian society, rather than a means of legally coercing the social order into a Christian mould without evangelisation. True Englishness Returning to the late nineteenth century, however, the waters were muddied somewhat by the two predominating tendencies of previous generations. On the one hand, there was the liberal tendency (sometimes called Cisalpine) which favoured a more discreet and humbler Catholic

in Catholic literature and secularisation in France and England, 1880–1914
The Bible and British Maritime Empire
Gareth Atkins

those who did not, although the line between them was not always clear. British geopolitical interest in the decaying Ottoman Empire continued to provide reassuring portents for ‘Christian Zionists’ right up until the First World War, but it also attracted scriptural and quasi-scriptural language from those who did not believe in the predictive potency of Scripture. 48 This division was further problematised by a growing ambivalence at mid-century about the part Britain was destined to play in global evangelisation

in Chosen peoples