The Voices of Morebath

Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300098259

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4431


- Winner of the Hawthornden Prize for Literature.

The Making of the British Isles

The State of Britain and Ireland, 1450-1660

Author: Steven G. Ellis,Christopher Maginn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900499

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 1540


The history of the British Isles is the story of four peoples linked together by a process of state building that was as much about far-sighted planning and vision as coincidence, accident and failure. It is a history of revolts and reversal, familial bonds and enmity, the study of which does much to explain the underlying tension between the nations of modern day Britain. The Making of the British Islesrecounts the development of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the time of the Anglo-French dual monarchy under Henry VI through the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation crisis, the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the Anglo-Scottish dynastic union, the British multiple monarchy and the Cromwellian Republic, ending with the acts of British Union and the Restoration of the Monarchy.

John Winthrop

America's Forgotten Founding Father

Author: Francis J. Bremer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019983962X

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 2604


John Winthrop's effort to create a Puritan "City on a Hill" has had a lasting effect on American values, and many remember this phrase famously quoted by the late Ronald Reagan. However, most know very little about the first American to speak these words. In John Winthrop, Francis J. Bremer draws on over a decade of research in England, Ireland, and the United States to offer a superb biography of the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, one rooted in a detailed understanding of his first forty years in England. Indeed, Bremer provides an extensive, path-breaking treatment of Winthrop's family background, youthful development, and English career. His dissatisfaction with the decline of the "godly kingdom of the Stour Valley" in which he had been raised led him on his errand to rebuild such a society in a New England. In America, Winthrop would use the skills he had developed in England as he struggled with challenges from Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson, among others, and defended the colony from English interference. We also see the personal side of Winthrop--the doubts and concerns of the spiritual pilgrim, his everyday labors and pleasures, his feelings for family and friends. And Bremer also sheds much light on important historical moments in England and America, such as the Reformation and the rise of Puritanism, the rise of the middling class, the colonization movement, and colonial relations with Native Americans. Incorporating previously unexplored archival materials from both sides of the Atlantic, here is the definitive portrait of one of the giants of our history. John Winthrop recevied an honorable Mention, The Colonial Dames of America Book Award.


The Story of Catholic Christianity

Author: Gerald J. O'Collins,Mario J. Farrugia

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043923

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 5900


The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.

Ink, Stink Bait, Revenge, and Queen Elizabeth

A Yorkshire Yeoman's Household Book

Author: Steven W. May,Arthur F. Marotti

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1192


In Ink, Stink Bait, Revenge, and Queen Elizabeth, Steven W. May and Arthur F. Marotti present a recently discovered “household book” from sixteenth-century England. Its main scribe, John Hanson, was a yeoman who worked as a legal agent in rural Yorkshire. His book, a miscellaneous collection of documents that he found useful or interesting, is a rare example of a middle-class provincial anthology that contains, in addition to works from the country’s cultural center, items of local interest seldom or never disseminated nationally. Among the literary highlights of the household book are unique copies of two ballads, whose original print versions have been lost, describing Queen Elizabeth’s procession through London after the victory over the Spanish Armada; two poems attributed to Elizabeth herself; and other verse by courtly writers copied from manuscript and print sources. Of local interest is the earliest-known copy of a 126-stanza ballad about a mid-fourteenth-century West Yorkshire feud between the Eland and Beaumont families. The manuscript’s utilitarian items include a verse calendar and poetic Decalogue, model legal documents, real estate records, recipes for inks and fish baits, and instructions for catching rabbits and birds. Hanson combined both professional and recreational interests in his manuscript, including material related to his legal work with wills and real estate transactions. As May and Marotti argue in their cultural and historical interpretation of the text, Hanson’s household book is especially valuable not only for the unusual texts it preserves but also for the ways in which it demonstrates the intersection of the local and national and of popular and elite cultures in early modern England.

The Modern Theologians

An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918

Author: David F. Ford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118834968

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 7356


This popular text has been updated to ensure that it continues to provide a current and comprehensive overview of the main Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and gives a clear picture of a particular movement, topic or individual. New and updated treatments of topics covered in earlier editions, with over half the chapters new to this edition or revised by new authors. New section singling out six classic theologians of the twentieth century. Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and Evangelical theologies. Completely new chapters on spirituality, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, postcolonial biblical interpretation, Pentecostal theology, Islam and Christian theology, Buddhism and Christian theology, and theology and film. As in previous editions, the text opens with a full introduction to modern theology. Epilogue discussing the present situation and prospects of Christian theology in the twenty-first century.



Author: Gregory Benford,Larry Niven

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641139201

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1892


Kontaktaufnahme Die SunSeeker befindet sich auf der größten Mission in der Geschichte der Menschheit: Erstmals verlässt ein Expeditionsteam unser Sonnensystem, um die Weiten des Universums zu erforschen. Doch auf dem Weg zu den Sternen stößt die Besatzung der SunSeeker auf einen künstlichen Stern, der um ein Vielfaches größer als die Erde ist – und außerdem bewohnt! Das Team macht sich auf, das gigantische Objekt zu erkunden, und stößt dabei auf Geheimnisse, die die Rolle der Menschheit im Universum grundlegend infrage stellen.

Hartford Puritanism

Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Author: Baird Tipson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 1037


Statues of Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone grace downtown Hartford, Connecticut, but few residents are aware of the distinctive version of Puritanism that these founding ministers of Harford's First Church carried into to the Connecticut wilderness (or indeed that the city takes its name from Stone's English birthplace). Shaped by interpretations of the writings of Saint Augustine largely developed during the ministers' years at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Hartford's church order diverged in significant ways from its counterpart in the churches of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hartford Puritanism argues for a new paradigm of New England Puritanism. Hartford's founding ministers, Baird Tipson shows, both fully embraced - and even harshened - Calvin's double predestination. Tipson explores the contributions of the lesser-known William Perkins, Alexander Richardson, and John Rogers to Thomas Hooker's thought and practice: the art and content of his preaching, as well as his determination to define and impose a distinctive notion of conversion on his hearers. The book draws heavily on Samuel Stone's The Whole Body of Divinity, a comprehensive exposition of his thought and the first systematic theology written in the American colonies. Virtually unknown today, The Whole Body of Divinity not only provides the indispensable intellectual context for the religious development of early Connecticut but also offers a more comprehensive description of the Puritanism of early New England than any other document.

Forms of English History in Literature, Landscape, and Architecture

Author: J. Twyning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284706

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 4101


An exploration of the way English literature has interacted with architectural edifices and the development of landscape as a national style from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Analyzing texts in relation to cultural artefacts, each chapter demonstrates the self-conscious production of English consciousness as its most enduring history.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580870511

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 5890


A journal of lay Catholic opinion.


Mensch zwischen Gott und Teufel

Author: Heiko A. Oberman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641184177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5182


Das Standardwerk in einer neuen Ausgabe Für die Nachwelt ist Luther der Reformator, der Erneurer der Kirche. Er selbst sah sich ganz anders: als von Gott gebrauchtes Werkzeug zur Rettung der Christenheit vor dem noch zu Lebzeiten erwarteten Jüngsten Gericht. Mit einem Bein noch tief im Mittelalter verwurzelt sah Luther sich weniger als Handelnden denn als Getriebenen, als Sprachrohr eines nahen und überwältigenden Gottes. Luther war Mönch aus Angst, Prediger ohne Furcht und Prophet wider den Zeitgeist – ein mittelalterlicher Prophet, der das Mittelalter an sein Ende bringt.

The Stripping of the Altars

Traditional Religion in England, C.1400-c.1580

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300108286

Category: Religion

Page: 654

View: 6604


Recreating lay people's experience of the religion of the pre-Reformation church, this text argues that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong & vigorous tradition, & that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular & thoroughly respectable religious system. Previous ed.: 1992.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

Author: Dr Alexandra Bamji,Dr Geert H Janssen,Dr Mary Laven

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140947318X

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 2461


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation presents a comprehensive examination of recent scholarship on early modern Catholicism in its many guises. It examines how the Tridentine reforms inspired conflict and conversion, and evaluates lives and identities, spirituality, culture and religious change. This wide-ranging and original research guide is a unique resource for scholars and students of European and transnational history.