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In 1940 such buildings were valuable largely as testimony to a narrow period of British history: "Despised by architects, ignored by guide books, too briefly mentioned by directories, these variagated [sic] conventicles are witnesses of the taste of industrial Britain" (First and Last Loves 104).
University of Exeter Press, 1991), 85, 86, 90; Anthony Fletcher, "The Enforcement of the Conventicle Acts, 1664-1679," Studies in Church History 21 (1984): 236-37, 245; Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC), Duke of Somerset MSS 103; Edmund Calamy, A Continuation of the Account (London: 1727), 285-86.
The fervor of the conventicle movement in Leipzig alarmed the clergy and the civil authorities, and they moved to repress it in 1690, forcing many of its leaders and student enthusiasts out of the city.
Lob, a dissenting preacher, who used to hold forth when conventicles were prohibited, had made himself a retreat by means of a trapdoor at the bottom of his pulpit.
Ditto with religious freedom, starting with William Penn, whose jury refused to convict him for flouting the Conventicle Act.
Building on buried truths about corruption and death, this new paradise pivots around a nearly orgiastic conventicle of men who toil above the buried secrets of dead women.
The strength and pervasiveness of secular culture forces Christians, Catholic as well as Protestant, to accept the sectarian solution, which acquiesces in the secularization of culture and social life and strives in compensation to maintain a strict standard of religious observance inside the closed doors of the conventicle and the home" (p.
By 1670, attending a Conventicle was viewed as treason and to preach at one was a capital offence.
Addressed to an old friend Honoratus, who in student days at Carthage was converted to join him at the Manichee conventicle and unlike Augustine had remained a member of the sect, sharply critical of Catholic orthodoxy, the tract seeks not to expound Augustine's faith but to undermine two prominent Manichee objections, namely the morality of the Old Testament and the preference for faith and authority before reason and logic.
An Anabaptist conventicle of about forty of the `meanest' sort was meeting at Caddington by 1669; at least eighteen parishioners of Caddington were members of the congregation of Baptists at Kensworth by 1675; and seventeen were members of the Luton Baptist church by 1707.
While this fact should not lead to a foolish optimism, still it suggests that Christians ought not to adopt the conventicle style too hastily.
Giles' and publicise his sermon just as the largest and most coherent of several groups on the theological right was gathering for its annual conventicle in Crieff.