By Gary Schneider (auth.), Anne Dunan-Page, Clotilde Prunier (eds.)
The first publication to deal with the function of correspondence within the research of faith, Debating the religion: faith and Letter Writing in nice Britain, 1550-1800 indicates how letters formed spiritual debate in early-modern and Enlightenment Britain, and discusses the materiality of the letters in addition to questions of shape and style. specific consciousness is paid to the contexts during which letters have been composed, despatched, learn, allotted, after which destroyed, copied or published, during times of spiritual tolerance or persecution. the hole part, ‘Protestant identities’, examines the significance of letters within the shaping of British protestantism from the underground correspondence of Protestant martyrs within the reign of Mary I to dissident letters after the Act of Toleration. ‘Representations of British Catholicism’, explores the way in which English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, even if in exile or at domestic, outlined their religion, verified epistolary networks, and addressed political and spiritual allegiances within the face of adversity. The final half, ‘Religion, technology and philosophy’, specializes in the non secular content material of correspondence among common scientists and philosophers.
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27 Margaret Fell, A true testimony from the people of God (1660), A2r. Cf. George Fox’s letter in ‘The power of the Lord is over all’: The pastoral letters of George Fox, ed. T. : Friends United Press, 1989), 171.
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Hugh McGregor Ross (York: William Sessions, 1991), 59–60. 6. For the gleaning metaphor and others like it, see Bauman, 1983, 63–70. 20 Edward Punch, A cryer in the wildernesse of England (1653), A3r. 21 Sir Thomas Browne: The major works, ed. C. A. Patrides, 61. 42 R. 22 In Duncon’s response, then, Browne is at once the most unbiased and welcoming of readers, as well as the most spiritually rigorous and inwardly exploratory, one whose protestations of following in the circular path of the Church are overwhelmed by two rival circle images: one in which his faith is centered inside the circle of the self, and the other in which it freely plays outside the conﬁning circumference of human forms.