By Gary Schneider (auth.), Anne Dunan-Page, Clotilde Prunier (eds.)
The first publication to handle the function of correspondence within the research of faith, Debating the religion: faith and Letter Writing in nice Britain, 1550-1800 exhibits how letters formed non secular debate in early-modern and Enlightenment Britain, and discusses the materiality of the letters in addition to questions of shape and style. specific consciousness is paid to the contexts during which letters have been composed, despatched, learn, dispensed, after which destroyed, copied or published, during periods of spiritual tolerance or persecution. the hole part, ‘Protestant identities’, examines the significance of letters within the shaping of British protestantism from the underground correspondence of Protestant martyrs within the reign of Mary I to dissident letters after the Act of Toleration. ‘Representations of British Catholicism’, explores the way in which English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, even if in exile or at domestic, outlined their religion, demonstrated epistolary networks, and addressed political and spiritual allegiances within the face of adversity. The final half, ‘Religion, technology and philosophy’, specializes in the non secular content material of correspondence among average scientists and philosophers.
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59 Bull, 126 [LM, 95]. 60 Bull, 184 [LM, 140]. 61 Bull, 381 [LM, 293]. 57 2 Scribal Networks and Sustainers in Protestant Martyrology 33 This reordered self was an essential precondition for entering into the virtual community of the godly. At the heart of that community was communion with Christ. Laurence Saunders wrote of being ‘graffed in Christe’, ‘greaffed in him as braunches in that so heavenlyes vine … knit unto him as the sundry members of that body’, a ‘communion and fellowship’ which ‘passeth all understanding’.
1981b. Jean Crespin. Un éditeur réformé du XVIe siècle, Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, n° 186. Geneva: Droz. Greengrass, Mark. 2001. Informal networks in sixteenth-century French Protestantism. In Society and culture in the Huguenot world, ed. Raymond A. Mentzer and Andrew Spicer, 78–97. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Greengrass, Mark. 2011. ‘Scribal communication and scribal publication in early calvinism. The evidence of the letters of the Martyrs’. In Calvin Und Calvinismus: Europäische Perspektiven, ed.
The endorsements of autograph letters, for example, provide evidence that they had actually been sent. These were not compositions in an epistolary genre, but sent as letters. The existence of several extant manuscript copies of the same letter points to the scribal networks that were in place among the Marian protestants. 17 Another includes the telling phrase: ‘Most hartely desiring you to write it owte to ye rest of our brethren and sisters to ye praise of our god. 18 Sometimes we pick up evidence for the couriers 14 ECC MS 260, fols 45r–46r; 59r–62v; see also, 66r–67r; 83r–84v.
Debating the Faith: Religion and Letter Writing in Great Britain, 1550-1800 by Gary Schneider (auth.), Anne Dunan-Page, Clotilde Prunier (eds.)