in The Ecumenical Movement & the Making of the European Community
July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Religious Studies. 11615 words.
While relations in the 1950s between churches and European institutions were rather informal, in 1963 churches from six member states plus Britain decided to establish a Consultative...
‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the ‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the Early Methodist Preachers
in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative
March 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 17295 words.
The spiritual autobiographies of the early Methodist lay preachers, penned in the last decades of the eighteenth century, were memoirs of a substantial portion of their lives, interpreted...
in Dialogue of Love
March 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 4202 words.
This chapter presents reflections of Father Georges Florovsky (1893–1979), whose career centered on Orthodox theology. Although he was open to clarifications and developments in Catholic...
in Holy Jumpers
April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 7630 words.
First noted for its demonstrative worship, the MCA’s periodical the Burning Bush employing the standard practices of early twentieth century muckraking journalism such as printing legal...
in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church
June 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 5902 words.
Bishop Theodulf of Orleans compiled the ‘Caroline Books’ condemning both iconoclast and iconophile councils and denying all spiritual value to images except to recall past events or to...
in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications
July 1999; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 16037 words.
The word ‘abbé’ was extended to cover nominal churchmen, with the tonsure as a minimum clerical qualification, who held abbatial revenues in commendam, or in an even wider sense, to...
in Jonathan Edwards and the Church
December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 8470 words.
In this section, it is argued that the church proves itself to be both visible and accountable insofar as its members demonstrate the reality of their regeneration through the fruit of the...
in A Modest Apostle
October 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 8239 words.
This chapter argues that Thecla’s modesty and her leadership reflect the cultural conventions of the time. Thecla exhibits conventional gendered virtues like modesty, chastity, and piety....
in Wrestling the Angel
November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 2122 words.
Nineteenth-century Mormonism in particular was richly speculative and at times inconsistent, especially during the years of Brigham Young’s presidency. One of his most original and...
in Christianity in India
June 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 16275 words.
From the mid-19th century onwards, indigenously led conversion movements drew scores of separate tribal (adivāsi) peoples toward Christian faith in all of the eastern mountain frontiers. It...