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‘A Common Destiny’: The Ecumenical Movement and the European Community, 1964–68

Lucian N. Leustean.

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...

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‘A greater revolution’

David Parrish.

in Negotiating Toleration

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 7786 words.

Letters to and from prominent Dissenting leaders and their political allies such as Cotton Mather and Benjamin Colman in New England, Archibald Stobo in South Carolina, and Robert Hunter in...

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‘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

D. Bruce Hindmarsh.

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...

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“A Sign of Contradiction”

Georges Florovsky.

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...

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“A Standard for the People”

William Kostlevy.

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...

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Aachen as a Third Rome: Caroline Books; Filioque; Eriugena

Henry Chadwick.

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...

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Abbés

John McManners.

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...

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Abolitionism and the Social Conscience

G. M. Ditchfield.

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 8288 words.

Explanations of the abolition of the slave trade have been the subject of intense historical debate. Earlier accounts tended to play up the role of individual, heroic abolitionists and...

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The Accountable Church in The Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

Rhys S. Bezzant.

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...

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The Acts of Paul and Thecla

Susan E. Hylen.

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....

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