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Dissent and the Bible in Britain, c.1650-1950

Scott Mandelbrote and Michael Ledger-Lomas


This book is the first volume to cover the study and use of the Bible by Protestant dissenters in Britain from the mid-seventieth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The claim that the Bible was ‘the Christian’s only rule of faith and practice’ has been fundamental to Protestant dissenters, steeling them to resist persecution, to preach and teach and to travel across the globe in an effort to bring the Bible’s message to as many people as possible. Yet the protracted conflicts over biblical interpretation that resulted from the bewildering proliferation of dissenting denominations have always mad ... More

Keywords: bible, britain, protestant dissent, church history, biblical interpretation, religious history, history of scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608416
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Mandelbrote, editor
Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

Michael Ledger-Lomas, editor
Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, London