J.B. Morrall offers his study of the events that led to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, and of the French Calvinists’ fortunes thereafter, both at home and abroad, down to the beginning of the present century.
Only in a free political society, declared Lamennais and his followers, could nineteenth-century Catholics hope to evangelize the new age. Complete religious liberty, with disestablishment of the Church, freedom of education and of the press, and the decentralization of governmental authority, writes J.B. Morrall, were among the aims they advocated. His views having been condemned by the Vatican and himself denounced by conservative critics as “Robespierre in a surpliceLamennais at length abandoned the faith to which he had devoted so much talent and energy.
When Mark Twain said of the Mormons, “Their religion is singular but their wives are plural” he expressed the sum of what is generally known about them. Yet, writes I.D. Lloyd-Jones, the story of the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” deserves to be better known. It illuminates one side of the development of a pioneer society, and forms a commentary upon many of the main themes of American history.
The French theologian died on May 27th, 1564.
In the late seventeenth century, writes Richard Simmons, the Quakers hoped to found in Pennsylvania and elsewhere a radical Christian commonwealth.
At Oxford, in 1833, writes K. Theodore Hoppen, a group of earnest reformers set out to infuse new spiritual life into the Established Church.
Previous accounts of the Mahdi, and of the government that he established and that his able successor carried on, have been dominated by two alien figures—Gordon and Kitchener. Here the Mahdia, P.M. Holt depicts “an organized revolutionary movement... resulting in the establishment of a territorial Islamic state,” with the help of fresh evidence, from a more comprehensive point of view.
“Treat the Pope as though he had an army of 200,000 men"—Napoleon. By E.E.Y. Hales.
One important reason why human cultures have horrified one another throughout history is that each defines religious pollution differently. The...
Michael Langley describes how missionary endeavour, the ambition of Cecil Rhodes and the technology of mining engineers combined to create the background of modern Zambia.