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The chapter on religious authority considers first the contempt both reformers and conformists had for the papacy.
Prior considers the arguments that both conformists and reformists made about the proper relationship between civil and ecclesiastical authority and notes that the writings of the period, whether presenting a case for civil or secular authority, were similar in their manner of argument and their use of a wide range of texts.
Conformists strove to create a viable account of the mingling of sacred and human history and authority in the church while reformists grounded their arguments on the principle that the liturgy, rites, and governance of the church had to derive from the divine authority of Scripture and be confirmed by the sound and uncorrupted testimony of ecclesiastical historians, fathers, and contemporary reformed divines.
Millennials do not withdraw in disgust: They are not only more conformist hut more sanguine about politics.
Such labels, then, are less precise confessional categories than ideological tendencies, so that while there certainly were divines wh ose theological itineraries suggest a stable middle road embracing both Puritan and ceremonialist inclinations, such "Anglo-Catholics" or Puritan moderates or Calvinist conformists were not immune to the controversies that occupied their more openly polemical contemporaries.
The exhibition confusingly, but quite rightly, shows the work of both the conformists and the rebels in the same rooms, almost without comment.
Rather than emphasizing Luther and Calvin, he directs his attention to the works of some of the most important Elizabethan theologians: conformists Walter Travers and John Whitgift and non-conformists Thomas Cartwright and Walter Travers.
And for all of the stereotypes of Asians as conformists, there seems to be a big place for individualists and nonconformists in Hong Kong cinema.
Based on the brands they value, consumers can be grouped among these segments: Intellects, Conformists, Popularity Seekers, Pragmatists, Actives, Relief Seekers and Sentimentals.
As she persuasively demonstrates, both groups and many others besides, radicals as well as conformists, "literary" authors and controversialists, depended heavily upon the same "bride" and "temple" imagery drawn from St.
English Calvinist conformists like George Herbert and John Donne certainly believed in outward compliance to their church's rites and forms," Doerksen admits, though he adds, "what we must notice is that they cared even more about conforming to the Word" (27).