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Graces

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The Graces, or Charites, not to be confused with the Graeae, were offspring of the Greek god Zeus and a sea nymph, Eurynome. They were three in number—Aglaia, Euprosyne, and Thalia,...

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Prayer in the Household

Alec Ryrie.

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 22775 words.

This chapter considers the collective domestic experience of Protestant piety. Family prayers were supposed to have been said collectively at least twice a day, led by the head of the...

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Desire

Alec Ryrie.

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7652 words.

This chapter examines the place of and the pursuit of godly desire in early modern Protestantism. Such desire for God was not necessarily pleasant to experience, but it was authentic. It...

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Religion and Nation

S. J. Connolly.

in Contested Island

September 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 33870 words.

By the early 17th century, the blurred religious allegiances of previous decades were rapidly giving way to a clear confessionalization. The Protestant Church of Ireland had become a...

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Defending Calvinism: 1626–33

Alan Ford.

in James Ussher

June 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 23163 words.

On 29 January 1625, James Ussher was appointed Archbishop of Armagh. Initially, he spent much of his time in England, where he was sucked in to the controversy surrounding Richard Montagu...

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Confessors at Work

Nicole Reinhardt.

in Voices of Conscience

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 20319 words.

This chapter examines how confessors intervened as counsellors in the early seventeenth century. The focus is on the Hispanic monarchy for which records have survived more abundantly....

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grace

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In Christian belief, the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Grace in Christian usage also denotes a short...

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Mother of Conversion

Amy G. Remensnyder.

in La Conquistadora

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 14331 words.

Mary, Christians believed, could cause Jews and Muslims to convert to Christianity. By the thirteenth century, venerable miracle stories told of unbelievers baptized through her graces; new...

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