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A “Pre-History” of Papal Embargo

Stefan K. Stantchev.

in Spiritual Rationality

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 14052 words.

Following a broadly conceived introduction, Chapter 1 presents the specific problem of papal embargo and positions the reader in time, place, and historical contexts. Late medieval ‘crusade...

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A ‘conspiracy to undermine our holy faith’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5785 words.

This chapter describes the acceleration of the process of liberalisation. While Baptist ministers loyal to Spurgeon's legacy continued to preach hell-fire sermons, the Baptist Union, in...

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‘A liberal education’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5107 words.

This chapter analyses Matthew Arnold's views about Nonconformists, as expressed in his famous attack on Dissent, Culture and Anarchy (1869). Arnold claimed that the world was divided into...

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‘A most astonishing opening, furnished by the providence of God’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9089 words.

This chapter discusses the expansion of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and the growth of Nonconformist missions. Evangelical Nonconformists considered it...

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‘A mutual benefit association’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9584 words.

This chapter discusses the close ties between Dissent, organized labour, and Liberalism. Their leaders shared a common belief in the virtues of hard work, independence, self-reliance, and...

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‘A torrent of gin and beer’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3252 words.

This chapter describes how the Education Act provoked a Nonconformist revolt in which Dissenters tried to use the new political influence bestowed on them by the 1867 Reform Act to force...

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Abbots and Priors as Administrators

Martin Heale.

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 19340 words.

This chapter investigates the role of the superior in the administration of his monastery. The abbot was accorded almost absolute power over monastic affairs in the Benedictine Rule, but...

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Abbots and Priors in Public Life

Martin Heale.

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 20812 words.

This chapter examines the public role of late medieval superiors. By tracing these activities in various contexts—duties for religious order, diocesan administration, high ecclesiastical...

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Abbots and Priors in their Community

Martin Heale.

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 22680 words.

This chapter considers the internal role of the late medieval superior. The abbot of the Benedictine Rule was to be the spiritual father of his monks, but by the later Middle Ages the...

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The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Martin Heale.

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 480 pages.

The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of...

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