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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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Adam-God

Terryl L. Givens.

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...

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ADIVĀSI 1 MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH‐EAST

Robert Eric Frykenberg.

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...

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Admonitions

Peter Marshall.

in Heretics and Believers

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 18934 words.

This chapter examines the so-called ‘Admonition Controversy’ involving the Church of England and its bishops during the reign of Elizabeth I. It begins with a discussion of the danger posed...

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1519–1522: Advent

Gregory B. Graybill.

in Evangelical Free Will

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 11005 words.

In 1519, Melanchthon insisted on the bondage of the will as the result of both the divine determination of all things, and the Fall. However, over the next few years, his formulations...

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Áed mac Bricc (d. 589)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 10 words.

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Áedán [St Áedán, Aidan] (d. 651), missionary and bishop

Henry Mayr-Harting.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Religion and Education; Christianity. 1209 words.

Áedán [St Áedán, Aidan] (d. 651), missionary and bishop, was an Irish monk of Iona. All that is known about him comes from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, completed in 731. King Oswald of...

Æthelburh [St Æthelburh, Ethelburga] (fl. 664), abbess of Barking

Marios Costambeys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 723 words.

Æthelburh [St Æthelburh, Ethelburga] (fl. 664), abbess of Barking, was the sister of Earconwald (d. 693), abbot of Chertsey and bishop of London. Nothing certain is known of her family...

Africa

Elizabeth Elbourne.

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christianity. 7233 words.

Anglicanism had a limited institutional presence in Africa in the long eighteenth century, not least because the British were largely confined to slave forts before the acquisition of the...

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Africa in 1500 and Its Christian Past

Adrian Hastings.

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

March 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 10676 words.

The first part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of African society in the early 1500s, at the time when the Portuguese and Ottoman Turks were invading. Societies were typically...

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African Church Divisions in the Time of Tertullian a.d. 197–225

W. H. C. Frend.

in The Donatist Church

November 1985; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 5712 words.

As long as the threat of persecution remained, no permanent schism broke out in the African Church. But victory over paganism, and the exclusive favour shown by Constantine to the...

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