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Alexander Knox

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

(1757–1831),

Church of Ireland layman and theologian. Largely self‐taught, Knox was much influenced in his early life by John Wesley, with whom his family was intimate. However,...

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Balthild [St Balthild, Balthilda]

Janet L. Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Christianity. 2531 words.

Balthild [St Balthild, Balthilda] (d. c. 680), queen of the Franks, consort of Clovis II of Neustria, was a Saxon, almost certainly born in England, probably in the early or...

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Catholic Relief Acts

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

A series of Acts freeing RCs from civil disabilities. By that of 1778 RCs were allowed to own land on taking an oath not involving the denial of their religion; in 1791 RC worship and...

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coarb

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

In Ireland, the ‘heir’ or successor of a saint who founded a church.

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ecumenical Movement

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — European History.

The movement in the Church towards the visible union of all believers in Christ. Aspirations for unity can be traced from NT times. The modern ecumenical movement may be dated from the...

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Eleanor of Brittany

Berenice M. Kerr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 453 words.

Eleanor of Brittany (1275–1342), abbess of Fontevrault, the sixth and youngest child of John (II), duke of Brittany (d. 1305), and Beatrice (d. 1275), daughter of Henry III, took the veil...

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Eucharistic Congress

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

International congresses organized by the RC Church for promoting devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Their ancestor, a local gathering arranged through the exertions and enthusiasm of Mgr...

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George Browne

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — European History.

(d. c.1556),

Abp. of Dublin and promoter of the Reformation in Ireland. An English Augustinian friar, in 1532 he became Prior of the Augustinian house in London. Here he came ...

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king

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Biblical Studies.

Kingship and deity were closely associated in the ancient world—Egyptian Pharaohs and Assyrian emperors, for example; and at a later date Roman Caesars. In Israel before the monarchy there...

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Oath of Abjuration

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — European History.

An oath renouncing the Stuart dynasty and the temporal power of the Pope, imposed in 1702 on all who took civil, military, or spiritual office. It was replaced in 1858 by a new form of the...

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