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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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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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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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Reformed Presbyterian Church

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

The small body of Scottish Presbyterians who declined to accept the settlement of 1690 which established the Church of Scotland. The Reformed Presbytery was formed in 1743. The majority...

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Richard Mant

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

(1776–1848),

Bp. of Down and Connor from 1823 (with Dromore from 1842). Besides theological works, he wrote some well-known hymns, including ‘Bright the vision that delighted’.

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