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Theological Developments and Ecumenical Relations 1770–1850

Nigel Yates

in The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199242382
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242380.003.0007
Theological Developments and Ecumenical Relations 1770–1850

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This chapter analyses the changes in the relationship between the Christian churches in Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It concludes that from the relatively good ecumenical relations at the beginning of this period, the churches came into more and more conflict with one another, and that contemporary political developments helped inflame religious sectarianism. The Evangelical movement in Ireland had a generally negative impact on ecumenical relations, and helped establish a long-term gulf between Roman Catholics and Protestants.

Keywords: Evangelicals; Second Reformation; Oxford Movement; missions; Protestant alliance

Chapter.  21707 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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