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Far from being isolated from the world, cut off by a language few outside of their borders could begin to penetrate, Welsh nonconformists were people of the world.
Following the introduction and a short chapter on how infrastructural developments in eastern Africa (such as post offices, newspapers, bicycles and roads) contributed to the diffusion of the East African Revival, each of the chapters in the book picks up on a specific historical context and facet of the interactions between nonconformists and their critics, paying close attention to the texts produced by these social actors, their biographies, the trans-regional discursive formations they drew on when making their respective arguments, and contests between regimes of different times.
Betjemans light-hearted hyperbole concerning the prolix preaching of Nonconformists is of course counterbalanced by his praise for Toplady, as well as by a compliment he paid to the young Billy Graham in 1954: "He is not an emotional speaker, despite his wonderful eloquence.
Locke, like the Tories and many of the Protestant nonconformists, did not, under any circumstances want to tolerate Catholics.
Both nonconformists and Anglicans interpreted the Popish Plot as a conspiracy hatched by the "scarlet beast" to subordinate civil power to Roman usurpation, although some Anglican interpreters turned prophecy against Whigs and dissenters in the ensuing furor about the exclusion of James, Duke of York, the future James II.
In his latest column, our family historian Paul Wilkins explains how Nonconformist records can help you trace your family tree A couple of weeks ago I discussed parish registers of the Church of England.
Selections from Philip Henry's Diary (243-48) and the farewell sermons of ejected clergy (235-43) add considerably to what, in textbooks, is too often a lifeless social and political narrative; and the selections in Part V, relating to personal experience, give the reader a window into the interests and values which motivated the Nonconformists to risk everything for their convictions.
Sell's portraiture of Nonconformity as ultimately orthodox, catholic and reformed and his description of Nonconformists as "ardently committed to the modern ecumenical movement" (p.
From this dissent arose three main branches of nonconformists, the Congregationalists, Independents and Methodists.
If you find amarriage record in a parish register, but no earlier baptism record, and then more marriages a generation later, you probably have nonconformists in your family.
Aside from a few well-publicized clashes, self-proclaimed nonconformists like Turetsky were overlooked by authorities content to keep aesthetic dissent at a manageable simmer.
One reason for this, as Smolin points out, is that universities are no longer growing as fast as they did for decades after World War II, so there is more competition for physics posts and less room for nonconformists.