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More: Page 20 Wales, religious revival and the world by Dr David Ceri Jones Ever since the publication of Caradoc Evans' wildly pejorative collection of short stories, My People (1915), the view that Welsh nonconformity was repressive, inward-looking, and unhealthily world-denying has gone largely unchallenged.
The historical introduction to the volume is concise, yet an impressively thorough overview of the narrative of English history related to Nonconformity. The individual introductions to the documents are also very well done, providing appropriate information necessary to establish each text within the context established by the volume introduction.
For a better picture of puritans -- or rather, representations of puritans -- one should turn to Kristen Poole's Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in Early Modern England, which offers equally dramatic and even startling reassessments concerning meanings and portrayals centering around those vehement though ambiguous figures.
In his attacks on episcopal authority, Milton often reversed tropes that had been used to undermine nonconformity.
Arnold classified English society into the Barbarians (with their lofty spirit, serenity, and distinguished manners and their inaccessibility to ideas), the Philistines (the stronghold of religious nonconformity, with plenty of energy and morality but insufficient "sweetness and light"), and the Populace (still raw and blind).
For instance, they repeatedly cite the seventeenth-century historian, Christopher Hill, as a leading authority on Nonconformity in the nineteenth; again repeatedly, they cite Robert Fogel, the American economic historian, on Methodism in English cities; the bibliography does not contain standard works by Bernard Semmel and others.
Meyer and Sansfacon offer this volume addressing the issue of gender nonconformity in children, using not only the term transgender but also framing in terms of gender creativity and gender independence.
Oliver Reynolds is shortlisted for his poetry collection, Hodge; Ruth Bidgood for her poetry collection, Time Being; Huw Lawrence for his short stories, Always the Love of Someone and Professor Wynn Thomas for a study of the relationship between chapel and literature in Wales, In the Shadow of the Pulpit: Welsh Writers and Welsh Nonconformity.
Sections cover the site features and methodology, the finds, an analysis of the people shown via osteological results, and a discussion of Nonconformity and Baptists in eighteenth century Poole.
With the weakening of our conscious sense of being a Protestant nation, the catastrophic decline in Nonconformity and our changing attitude to English colonisation of Ireland, people's views of Cromwell as a man have plummeted.
The extent of the German population's anti-Semitism,(4) as Kershaw's analysis has shown, has also helped us in understanding local opinion formation in the Third Reich and has suggested that scholars will find it fruitful to look carefully at issues of daily compliance and nonconformity in order to understand how the regime as a whole functioned.