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The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Andrew Thompson


This volume charts the development of protestant Dissent between the passing of the Toleration Act (1689) and the repealing of the Test and Corporation Acts (1828). The long eighteenth century was a period in which Dissenters slowly moved from a position of being a persecuted minority to achieving a degree of acceptance and, eventually, full political rights. The first part of the volume considers the history of various Dissenting traditions inside England. There are separate chapters devoted to Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, and Quakers—the denominations that traced their histor ... More

Keywords: Baptists, Church of England, Church–state relations, Congregationalists, Dissent, Methodists, missionary societies, Presbyterians, Quakers, revival, Scripture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702245
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198702245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Thompson, editor
College Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge

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Andrew C. Thompson

Part I Traditions within England

1 Presbyterians

Alasdair Raffe

2 Congregationalists

Stephen Orchard

3 Baptists

Karen E. Smith

4 Quakers

Richard C. Allen

5 Methodists

Richard P. Heitzenrater

Part II Traditions Outside England

Part III Awakening

11 Revival

Michael J. McClymond

12 Missionary Societies

Brian Stanley

Part IV Context

Part V Congregations and Living

15 Theology and the Bible

David M. Thompson

16 Sermons

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

17 Dissenting Hymnody

J. R. Watson

20 Dissenting Print Culture

Tessa Whitehouse

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