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Life in a religious subculture after the Agreement
Gladys Ganiel and Claire Mitchell

, 2010: 3). So religion in Northern Ireland is not dead. And among certain groups, such as evangelical Protestants, it continues to thrive. Evangelicals comprise between 25 and 33 per cent of the Protestant population (Mitchell and Tilley, 2004 ). 2 Evangelicals are usually defined by beliefs about the Christian faith. According to Bebbington’s classic

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Susan Royal

The topic of this book is the reception of the lollards among evangelicals and Protestants in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 1 The loosely connected groups of late medieval English heretics whom scholars call ‘lollards’ have aroused contentious debate for centuries. Notoriously difficult to define, lollard heresy was, in broad terms, characterised by the rejection of transubstantiation, the orthodox understanding of the Eucharist in which the material of the bread and wine were changed into the body

in Lollards in the English Reformation
T. M. Devine

7 THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF PROTESTANT EVANGELICALISM In many parts of the early eighteenth century Highlands the established presbyterian church of Scotland had limited impact. Areas of catholic loyalty existed in the islands of Barra and South Uist and in the western mainland districts of Arisaig, Moidart and Morar and indeed, in the early 1700s, the presbyterians thought that popery was intent on expanding from these districts into other enclaves. In many other parts, episcopalianism was dominant and even, although subjected to persecution by both church and state

in Clanship to crofters’ war
David Ceri Jones

In an anonymous letter published in the evangelical magazine The Weekly History during the summer of 1741, Howel Harris, one of the pioneers of the Welsh Methodist movement, wrote: ‘I would advise every one of them [the members of the Methodist movement] for the general good of the Christian Republick, to send you an account of what they have experienced of the work of God upon their souls, which you may insert in your weekly paper.’ 1 The ‘Christian Republick’ of which Harris spoke was an international

in Wales and the British overseas empire
John Wolffe

This article explores evangelical perceptions of the Reformation, with particular reference to the commemoration in 1835 of the tercentenary of the publication of Coverdales English Bible. The first half of the nineteenth century saw a growth in evangelical interest in the Reformation, although historical understanding of the sixteenth century was initially unsophisticated and simplistic equations between past and present were widespread. The 1835 commemoration exposed a tendency to use history as a tool in contemporary controversies between Anglicans and Protestants Dissenters, as well as in the polemics of both against Roman Catholics. It also, however, helped to stimulate the growth of serious scholarly inquiry and publication about the Reformation, notably in the formation (1840) of the Parker Society. The commemorations of the tercentenaries of the accession of Elizabeth I (1858) and of the Scottish Reformation (1860) provide concluding vantage points from which to view the development of historical understanding of the Reformation during the preceding quarter century.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

Pringle was a figure of both the frontier and the Cape capital. He moved between the two, viewing himself as a patriarch and observant protagonist of settlers in the one and as a liberal writer and evangelical controversialist in the other. He travelled overland between the frontier and Cape Town in 1822, a journey which inspired some of his poems. In these he applied a romantic

in The Scots in South Africa
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Peter Nockles

This article charts and discusses the reasons for various significant shifts and developments during the nineteenth century of the reception of the Reformation amongst different denominations and groups within British Protestantism. Attitudes towards Foxes ‘Book of Martyrs’ are explored as but one among several litmus tests of the breakdown of an earlier fragile consensus based on anti-Catholicism as a unifying principle, with the Oxford Movement and the intra-Protestant reaction to it identified as a crucial factor. The selfidentity of the various British Protestant,denominations, notably the various Nonconformist bodies as well as the established Church and evangelicalism per se was at stake in the process of ‘reception’. Moreover, the emergence of more secular Protestant understandings of the significance of the Reformation as an essential stage in the emergence of modernity and liberty, often at odds with nineteenth-century evangelical theological interpretations of its meaning and legacy, are also highlighted. The result is an attempt to transcend the traditional focus on Protestant-Catholic disputes over the Reformation in narrowly bipolar terms.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library