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Thompson

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[English Version] Thompson, Francis (18.12.1859 Preston, Lancashire – 13.11.1907 London), engl., röm.-kath. Dichter. Nach vergeblichen Versuchen, Priester oder Arzt zu werden, verfiel er dem Opium und zog 1885 aus dem heimatlichen Lancashire nach London, wo er in Elend, Verzweiflung und Armut lebte. Hier lernte er Wilfred Meynell kennen, den Kritiker und Hg. des kath. Magazins »Merry England«. Meynell erkannte als Erster Th.s dichterisches Genie, das sowohl aus seiner Not als auch seinem Glauben he…

Seabury

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[English Version] Seabury,  Samuel (30.11.1729 Groton, CT – 25.2.1796 New London, CT). Nach seiner Ordination in die Church of England (1753) wirkte S. als Missionar in mehreren nordamer. Gemeinden. Während der Amer. Revolution (Nordamerika: I., 2.) blieb er Loyalist. Er wurde 1784 als erster Bischof der nordamer. Protestant Episcopal Church nominiert und 1784 in Aberdeen von Bischöfen der Scottish Episcopal Church geweiht. In Folge wurde er Pfarrer an St. James', New London, Bischof von Connecticut und 1790 schließlich Bischof von Rhode Island. Grayson Carter Bibliography…

Non-Jurors

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[English Version] . In Folge der Revolution von 1688 kam es, obwohl sie friedlich verlief, zu wichtigen konstitutionellen Reformen in England (: III.,1., d): Die Krone übte die Herrschaft nicht länger aufgrund göttlichen Erbrechts, sondern aufgrund parlamentarischen Willens aus. Die N., d.h. diejenigen Mitglieder der Church of England, die die Leistung von Treueeiden mit der Begründung verweigerten, dies verletze ihre vorher auf Jakob II. und seine Nachfolger geleisteten Treueeide, widersetzten si…

Tait

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[English Version] Tait, Archibald Campbell (21.12.1811 Edinburgh – 3.12.1882 Episcopal Place at Addington), Erzbf. von Canterbury. T. erhielt seine Ausbildung in Edinburgh und Oxford und konvertierte 1830 zur Church of England. Drei Jahre später wurde T. am Balliol College in Oxford zum Tutor ernannt. Obwohl er mit den Zielen der Oxford-Bewegung sympathisierte, schloß er sich 1841 dem öfftl. Protest gegen den »Tract 90« J.H. Newmans an. Talentiert und von vielen bewundert, stieg T. rasch auf und bek…

Toplady, Augustus Montague

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[German Version] (Nov 4, 1740, Farnham, Surrey – Aug 12, 1778, London), Anglican priest and hymn-writer. Though occupying a number of pulpits in the Church of England, Toplady remained mostly in London where he preached and, as a staunch Calvinist, engaged in spirited controversy with the Arminian J. Wesley, among others. He is chiefly remembered as the author of the hymn “Rock of Ages” (c. 1775). Grayson Carter Bibliography Works, ed. W. Row, 1794 On Toplady: T. Wright, The Life of Augustus M. Toplady, 1911 G. Lawton, Within the Rock of Ages, 1983 A. Pollard, Oxford DNB LV, 2004, 37–39.

Spencer, John

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[German Version] (1630, Bocton, Kent, England, baptized Oct 31, 1630 – May 27, 1693, probably Cambridge, England), English theologian and Hebraist. He ¶ served as fellow (1655) and master (1667) of Corpus Christi College, in Cambridge, before being appointed dean of Ely (1677). His most influential work, De Legibus Hebraeorum (1685), traced the religious antiquities of the ancient Hebrews and laid the foundation for the subsequent emergence of the study of comparative religion. He was the first scholar to observe the similarities between Hebre…

Gunpowder Plot

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[German Version] On Mar 25, 1605, a small band of Catholics hired a cellar under the Houses of Parliament ¶ in London, storing gunpowder there. Although Guy Fawkes (1570–1606) was not their leader, he became the most famous member of the group. Their aim was to blow up the Houses of Parliament on Nov 5, 1605 – the day Parliament opened – and, at the same time, murder the attending king James I and the members of Parliament, in the hope that this would encourage Catholics to seize control of the government. William …

Pearson, John

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[German Version] (Feb 28, 1613, Great Snoring, Norfolk – Jul 16, 1686, Chester), Anglican theologian and bishop. Educated at Eton and at Queens’ and King’s Colleges, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1639, but had little experience of parish ministry. As a result of his support of the Royalist cause in the Civil War, he was deprived of his appointments; he lived quietly in London during the Commonwealth (O. Cromwell). At the Restoration, he was appointed to a quick succession of Cambridge honors, incl…

Nonjurors

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[German Version] The revolution of 1688, though peaceful, brought about important constitutional reform in England (III, 1.b): no longer did the Crown rule by divine hereditary right, but by the will of Parliament. The Nonjurors, or those members of the Church of England who refused to subscribe to the oaths of allegiance on the grounds that they violated their previous oaths to James II and his successors, opposed this. They included the archbishop of Canterbury (W. Sancroft); the bishops of Ches…

Ramsey, Arthur Michael

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[German Version] (Nov 14, 1904, Cambridge, UK – Apr 23, 1988, Oxford, UK), archbishop of Canterbury, was a much beloved and admired priest, theologian, and bishop of broad, yet traditional, Anglo-Catholic leanings. After Cambridge Ramsey was ordained in the Church of England and served in both parish and university appointments. In 1952 Ramsey became bishop of Durham, in 1956 archbishop of York, and in 1961 archbishop of Canterbury, where he labored tirelessly in mission work and the wider Anglica…

More, Hannah

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[German Version] (Feb 2, 1745, Stapleton, Avon, near Bristol – Sep 7, 1833, Clifton), evangelical writer and philanthropist. More was educated at a school in Bristol established by one of her sisters. Around 1773 she came into contact with the literary circle that gathered around S. Johnson, who urged her to publish her poems and plays. She later became identified with the evangelical Clapham Sect, with J. Newton serving as her principal spiritual adviser. Besides her numerous publications she est…

Law, William

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[German Version] (1686, King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire – Apr 9, 1761, King's Cliffe), Nonjuror and English theologian. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1711. In 1714, upon the accession of George I, Law refused the Oath of Allegiance, was deprived of his fellowship, and joined the Jacobites (Jacobitism). He later served as private tutor to the Gibbons family in Putney. In 1740, he retired to his birthplace, where he became domestic chaplain to a small ho…

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG)

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[German Version] The SPG was established under royal charter by T. Bray in 1701 to supply the “want of learned and orthodox ministers” in the plantations, colonies, and “factories beyond the seas.” The rapidly expanding British Empire presented both challenges and opportunities for the Church of England. The SPG set out to “settle the State of Religion” for the colo­nists before undertaking “the conversion of the Natives.” During the 18th century the SPG’s efforts focused on the American colonies,…

Thornton, Henry

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[German Version] (Mar 10, 1760, London – Jan 16, 1815, Kensington Gore), philanthropist, banker, member of parliament, and abolitionist (Abolitionism). Younger son of the wealthy evangelical merchant John Thornton, he worked in banking before being elected member of parliament in 1782. His writings on economic affairs were much admired. In Parliament he was active in humanitarian affairs and, as a member of the celebrated Clapham Sect, joined with W. Wilberforce in advancing the abolitionist cause…

Moody, Dwight Lyman

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[German Version] (Feb 5, 1837, Northfield, MA – Dec 22, 1899, Northfield, MA), evangelist. Moody left his birthplace in New England and went to Chicago, where he gave up a promising career in the shoe business to work as a minister (esp. with the YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association: II]). During the Civil War he converted wounded soldiers; thereafter he returned to Chicago, where he organized conferences for Sunday School teachers. There he met I.D. Sankey, whose music contributed greatly to t…

Stillingfleet, Edward

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[German Version] (Apr 17, 1635, Cranborne, Dorset – Mar 27, 1699, Westminster), Latitudinarian theologian and antiquary. After becoming a fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 1653, he published a series of works, including his Irenicum (1659), Origines Sacrae (1662), and Rational Account (1664), which established his reputation as a theologian and brought rapid preferment. He then became, in succession, archdeacon of London, dean of St. Paul’s, and bishop of Worcester. Grayson Carter Bibliography Works: The Works, ed. R. Bentley, 6 vols., 1709/1710 On Stillingfleet: W. …

Liddon, Henry Parry

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[German Version] (Aug 20, 1829, North Stoneham, Hampshire – Sep 9, 1890, Weston-super-Mare, Gloucestershire) was an Anglican cleric. Educated at Oxford, he was ordained in 1852. After a succession of church appointments, he became, in 1870, a canon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, where his able preaching attracted sizable congregations. A leader of the catholic revival (Oxford Movement), Liddon opposed the advance of both its ritualist and liberal-Catholic wings; the publication of Lux Mundi (1889) proved particularly distressing as well as the growing use of criti…

Seabury, Samuel

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[German Version] (Nov 30, 1729, Groton, CT – Feb 25, 1796, New London, CT). After ordination in the Church of England (1753), Seabury served as a missionary in several American parishes. During the American Revolution (North America: I, 2), he remained a Loyalist. Nominated the first bishop in the Protestant Episcopal Church, he was consecrated in Aberdeen in 1784 by bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He then became rector of St. James’ parish church, New London, bishop of Connecticut, and (1790) bishop of Rhode Island. Grayson Carter Bibliography E.E. Beardsley, Life and Corre…

Dissolution of the Monasteries Act

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[German Version] As the result of moral, economic, political and religious factors, Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in England and Wales in the 1530s. Assisted by T. Cromwell, the process continued intermittently. In 1536, Parliament passed an act – the co-called “Dissolution of the Monasteries Act” – that led to the closure of around 250 of the smaller houses of the orders (roughly a third of the …

Paley, William

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[German Version] (Jul, 1743, Peterborough, UK – May 25, 1805, Lincoln, UK), Anglican theologian, who was educated by his father and then studied at Cambridge before being elected Fellow of Christ’s College there in 1766. In his first book The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (1785), which later became a favorite educational resource, Paley outlined a system of utilitarian ethics (Utilitarianism; see also England, Theology in) in which he anticipated many of the themes of his contemporary, J. Bentham). Paley proved great originality in his Horae Paulinae (1790) in which…

Maurice, Frederick Denison

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[German Version] (Aug 29, 1805, Normanston, Suffolk, England – Apr 1, 1872, Cambridge, England), Anglican theologian. Raised as a Unitarian (Unitarians/Universalists), Maurice first studied law at Cambridge and, after leaving without taking a degree, he studied theology at Oxford. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1834. After serving in a parish and as chaplain at Guy's Hospital, London, he was elected professor of English literature and history at King's College, London. Six years later…

Sancroft, William

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[German Version] (Jan 20, 1617, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England – Nov 24, 1693, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England), archbishop of Canterbury and Nonjuror. Fellow of Emmanuel College in Cambridge from 1642 to 1651, he fled to the Continent after being rejected from his Cambridge fellowship by the Puritans. After the Restoration in 1660, he gained rapid preferment in the Church, being elevated to archbishop in 1668. While in office, he labored in various ways to strengthen the spiritual and political …

Sharp, Granville

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[German Version] (Nov 10, 1735, Durham, England – Jul 6, 1813, Fulham, a borough of London), evangelical and abolitionist (Slavery). In 1765 he became involved in opposing the slave trade, advancing numerous legal ¶ cases on behalf of slaves held in England. His efforts culminated in the famous “Fall Somerset” case of 1772 which outlawed the forcible removal of slaves from the country. Sharp also developed an interest in African culture and assisted in the relocation of a number of freed slaves to Sierra Leone. Grayson Carter Bibliography Memoirs of Granville Sharp, ed. T. Burgess, 1820 E.…

Raikes, Robert

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[German Version] (Sep 14, 1735, Gloucester – Apr 5, 1811, Gloucester), founder of the Sunday School movement. Raikes inherited a successful newspaper, the Gloucester Journal, and used the proceeds to promote a variety of philanthropic causes, especially prison reform. In 1780 he and a local curate established a Sunday School in Gloucester, and Raikes publicized its opening in the Journal. The idea attracted wide attention, and Sunday Schools were quickly set up throughout Britain, Ireland, and America. J. Wesley remarked that the schools were “one of th…

London, University of

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[German Version] In 1826 the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell, the progressive politicians Henry Brougham and Joseph Hume, as well as philosopher James Mill founded University College, London, to provide a university education for men who were excluded, on religious grounds, from studying at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Dismissed by its critics as “the godless college in Gower Street,” it was joined two years later by an Anglican rival, King's College. In 1836, the government established the Un…

Watson, Richard

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[German Version] (Feb 22, 1781, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire – Jan 8, 1833, London), Wesleyan Methodist theologian (Methodists: I). Watson was a member of a small group of clergy and laity that contributed to the formation of Wesleyan Methodist identity, following the death of J. Wesley and its separation from the Church of England. Appointed to a succession of influential positions in the Church, he also published widely, clarifying and extending Wesley’s theology. Grayson Carter Bibliography Works include: Theological Institutes, 6 vols., 1823–1829 On Watson: T. Jackson, M…

Wiseman, Nicholas Patrick Stephen

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[German Version] (Aug 2, 1802, Seville – Feb 15, 1865, London), cardinal archbishop of Westminster. Born in Spain, son of Irish parents, he was ¶ raised in Ireland and England. He attended Unshaw College, Durham, before studying at the English College in Rome (D.D. 1824). After his ordination in 1825, he rose quickly through a succession of appointments, including rector of the English College in Rome (1828), coadjutor to Bishop Walsh, vicar-apostolic and president of St. Mary’s College, Oscott (1840). After the reestab…

Marsh, Herbert

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[German Version] (Dec 10, 1757, Faversham, England – May 1, 1839, Peterborough, England), Anglican theologian and bishop. Educated at Cambridge, in 1779 he became a fellow of St. John's College. While studying in Germany under J.D. Michaelis, he was exposed to the new biblical scholarship, later translating Michaelis's Introduction to the New Testament. In 1807 Marsh was appointed Lady Margaret Professor at Cambridge. With his enthusiastically received lectures on biblical criticism (1809–1816), he was among the first to popularize the new German…

Simeon, Charles

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[German Version] (Sep 24, 1759, Reading, Berkshire – Nov 13, 1836, Cambridge, UK), English evangelical clergyman. In 1782 he was made a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, and, in the following year, appointed vicar of Holy Trinity Church. Despite initial opposition, Simeon persevered, eventually becoming one of the most influential figures in the Church of England. His rise to prominence was due to a combination of influences, including his innovative parish ministry, his skill in nurturing seve…

Underhill, Evelyn

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[German Version] (Dec 6, 1875, Wolverhampton – Jun 15, 1941, London), author of spiritual works. Educated at King’s College, London, in 1907 she experienced a religious conversion of a mystical nature. Her early spiritual views were described in her first book, Mysticism (1911, Mysticism). Before long she met Friedrich v. Hügel, who would later become her spiritual director. Under his influence, her interest in historical Christianity developed so that she abandoned her mystical, intellectual, Neo-Platonist views in favor of a more pra…

Tait, Archibald Campbell

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[German Version] (Dec 21, 1811, Edinburgh – Dec 3, 1882, Episcopal Place at Addington), archbishop of Canterbury. Educated at Edinburgh and Oxford, Tait converted to the Church of England in 1830. Three years later, he was appointed tutor at Balliol College, Oxford. Though sympathetic to the aims of the Oxford Movement, in 1841 he joined in the public protest against Tract 90 (J.H. Newman). Talented and widely admired, Tait quickly advanced through a succession of clerical appointments, including headmaster of Rugby (1842, succeeding T. Arnold); bishop of…

Watson

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[English Version] Watson, Richard (22.2.1781 Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire – 8.1.1833 London), Wesleyscher Methodist (Methodismus/Methodisten: I.). W. war Mitglied einer kleinen Gruppe von Klerikern und Laien, die die Identität der Wesleyschen Methodisten nach J. Wesleys Tod und ihrer Abspaltung von der Church of England maßgeblich mitbestimmte. Er war mit einer Reihe einflußreicher kirchl. Positionen betraut und veröff. zahlreiche Werke zur Erklärung und Weiterführung der Wesleyschen Theol. Grayson Carter Bibliography Vf. u.a.: Theological Institutes, 6 …

Toplady

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[English Version] Toplady, Augustus Montague (4.11.1740 Farnham, Surrey – 12.8.1778 London), anglik. Priester und Vf. von Kirchenliedern. Obwohl er mehrere Predigerstellen in der Church of England innehatte, blieb er die meiste Zeit in London, wo er sich als streitbarer Calvinist in lebhaften Kontroversen u.a. mit dem Arminianer J. Wesley auseinandersetzte. Heute noch ist er hauptsächlich als der Vf. des Kirchenlieds »Rock of Ages« (um 1775) bekannt. Grayson Carter Bibliography Works, hg. von W. Row, 1794 Über T.: T. Wright, A.M. T., 1911 G. Lawton, Within the Rock of Ages, 1983 A.…

Scripture Union

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[English Version] . 1867 begann Josiah Spiers in Islington, London, mit Bibelgruppen für Kinder, die bald als »Children's Special Service Mission« (CSSM) bekannt wurden. Ein Jahr später schrieb Spiers »Gott ist Liebe« in den Sand des Strands von Llanduno, Nordwales, und forderte die Kinder dazu auf, die Buchstaben mit Muscheln und Algen zu dekorieren und erzählte ihnen Gesch. von Jesus. So entstand der erste CSSM-Strandgottesdienst. 1879 wurde die CSSM gebeten, einen Plan mit täglichen Bibellesung…

Sharp

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[English Version] Sharp,  Granville (10.11.1735 Durham – 6.7.1813 Fulham, heute zu London), Evangelikaler und Gegner der Sklaverei. 1765 begann er sich gegen den Sklavenhandel einzusetzen und trieb in Folge mehrere Rechtsstreitigkeiten im Interesse von in England gehaltenen Sklaven voran. Seine Bemühungen erreichten 1772 ihren Höhepunkt mit dem bekannten »Fall Somerset«, in dessen Folge die gewaltsame Entfernung von Sklaven aus dem Land illegal wurde. Sh. interessierte sich außerdem für afrikanisch…

Temple

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[English Version] Temple, William (15.10.1881 Exeter – 26.10.1944 Westgate-on-Sea). Nach dem Studium in Oxford bekleidete T. eine Reihe hoher Ämter in der Church of England, u.a. war T. Bf. von Manchester (1921) und Erzbf. von York (1929), bis er 1942 zum Erzbf. von Canterbury aufstieg. Seine Beiträge zu Kontroversen um soziale, internationale und ökonomische Themen fanden bes. Beachtung. T. war in der frühen ökumenischen Bewegung aktiv und unterstützte die Bewegungen »Faith and Order« (Bewegung fü…

Pearson

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[English Version] Pearson, John (28.2.1613 Great Snoring, Norfolk – 16.7.1686 Chester), anglik. Theologe und Bischof P. studierte in Eton und am Queen's und King's College in Cambridge, wurde 1639 ordiniert, hatte jedoch wenig Erfahrung im pfarrlichen Dienst. Da P. während des Bürgerkriegs die Royalisten unterstützte, ging er all seiner Ämter verlustig und lebte während der Herrschaft O. Cromwells, dem sog. Commonwealth, zurückgezogen in London. Bei der Restauration wurde P. in rascher Folge in Cam…

Underhill

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[English Version] Underhill, Evelyn (6.12.1875 Wolverhampton – 15.6.1941 London), Vf. spiritueller Werke. U. studierte am King's College, London, und erfuhr 1907 eine rel. Bekehrung myst. Art. Ihre frühen spirituellen Auffassungen beschrieb sie in ihrem ersten Buch »Mysticism« (1911; Mystik). Bald danach traf sie Friedrich v. Hügel, ihren späteren spirituellen Ratgeber. Unter seinem Einfluß entstand ihr Interesse am hist. Christentum, so daß ihre myst., intellektuellen, neuplatonischen Anschauungen…

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

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[English Version] (SPG). Die SPG wurde mit königlichem Privileg 1701 von Th. Bray gegründet, um den »Bedarf an ausgebildeten und rechtgläubigen Geistlichen« auf den Plantagen, in den Kolonien und in den »Fabriken jenseits der Meere« zu decken. Das rasch expandierende brit. Königreich stellte die Church of England vor Herausforderungen und Chancen zugleich. Die SPG machte sich zur Aufgabe, für die Kolonisten »die rel. Lage zu festigen«, bevor sie daranging, »die Bekehrung der Ureinwohner« zu betrei…

Sherlock

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[English Version] Sherlock, Thomas (1678 London – 18.7.1761 ebd.), anglik. Bischof. Er wirkte als Fellow und Magister am St. Catherine's College in Cambridge und (in der Nachfolge seines Vaters) als Magister am Temple in London, wo er für seine Predigten große Berühmtheit erlangte. Als konservativer Vertreter der hochkirchlichen Bewegung stand er während der berühmten »Bangorian Controversy« (1717) an der Spitze der Opposition gegen Bf. Benjamin Hoadly und fiel bei Hof in Ungnade. Doch nach dem Tod…

Raikes

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[English Version] Raikes, Robert (14.9.1735 Gloucester, England – 5.4.1811 ebd.), Gründer der Sonntagsschulbewegung. R. nutzte seine Gewinne aus dem Erbe des »Gloucester Journal«, einer erfolgreichen Zeitung, um verschiedene philanthropische Projekte, insbes. eine Gefängnisreform, zu fördern. 1780 gründete er zus. mit einem Vikar in Gloucester eine Sonntagsschule und machte ihre Eröffnung durch seine Zeitung bekannt. Seine Idee zog breite Aufmerksamkeit auf sich, und sehr schnell entstanden in ganz…

Oman

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[English Version] Oman, John Wood (23.7.1860 Orkney, Schottland – 17.5.1939 Cambridge, England), presbyterianischer Theologe. O. studierte in Edinburgh und Heidelberg und war in Schottland und England im kirchl. Dienst, bevor er 1907 Prof. und 1922 Principal am Westminster College in Cambridge wurde. Durch die damalige Krise des Christentums beunruhigt, begann O. sich für F. Schleiermacher, dessen Reden »Über die Rel.« er übers. (1893), und dessen Modell der inneren Autorität der Wahrheit zu interes…

Thornton

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[English Version] Thornton, Henry (10.3.1760 London – 16.1.1815 Kensington Gore), Philanthrop, Bankier, Abgeordneter des Unterhauses und Abolitionist (Abolition). Der jüngere Sohn des wohlhabenden evangelikalen Kaufmanns John Th. war bis zu seiner Wahl zum Parlamentsabgeordneten 1782 als Bankier tätig. Seine Schriften zu wirtschaftlichen Themen waren allg. geschätzt. Im Unterhaus engagierte er sich für humanitäre Fragen und brachte als Mitglied der berühmten Clapham Sect gemeinsam mit W. Wilberforc…

Ramsey

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[English Version] Ramsey, Arthur Michael (14.11.1904 Cambridge – 23.4.1988 Oxford), Erzbf. von Canterbury, beliebter und vielbewunderter Priester, Theologe und Bf. mit breiten und doch traditionellen anglokath. Neigungen. Nach dem Studium in Cambridge wurde R. in der Church of England ordiniert und war sowohl im Gemeinde- als auch im Universitätsdienst tätig. 1952 wurde R. Bf. von Durham, 1956 zunächst Erzbf. von York, 1961 dann von Canterbury, wo er sich unermüdlich für Mission und die weitere angl…

Stillingfleet

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[English Version] Stillingfleet, Edward (17.4.1635 Cranborne, Dorset – 27.3.1699 Westminster), freidenkerischer Theologe und Altertumsforscher. Nachdem er 1653 Dozent am St. John's College in Cambridge geworden war, veröff. er eine Reihe von Werken, darunter »Irenicum« (1659), »Origines Sacrae« (1662) und »Rational« Account (1664), die seine Reputation als Theologe begründeten und ihm schnelle Beförderung einbrachten. Er wurde in der Folge Archidiakon von London, Dekan von St. Paul's und Bf. von Worcester. Grayson Carter Bibliography Werke: The Works, hg. von R. B…

Pulververschwörung

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[English Version] . Am 25.3.1605 mietete eine kleine Gruppe von Katholiken einen Keller unter dem Londoner Parlamentsgebäude, wo sie Schießpulver einlagerten. Obwohl Guy Fawkes (1570–1606) nicht deren Anführer war, ist er das bekannteste Mitglied der Gruppe. Ziel der P. war es, am 5.11.1605 – dem Tag der Parlamentseröffnung – das Parlamentsgebäude in die Luft zu sprengen und so gleichzeitig den anwesenden König Jakob I. und die Parlamentsmitglieder zu ermorden, in der Hoffnung, dies würde die Kat…

Spencer

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[English Version] Spencer, John (1630 Bocton, Kent, England, getauft 31.10.1630 – 27.5.1693 wahrscheinlich Cambridge), engl. Theologe und Hebraist, wirkte als Fellow (1655) und Master (1667) des Corpus Christi College in Cambridge und ab 1677 als Dean von Ely. Sein einflußreichstes Werk, »De legibus Hebraeorum« (1685), untersucht die rel. Umwelt der atl. Israeliten und legte so die Grundlage für die Entstehung der Vergleichenden Religionswiss. Als erster Gelehrter entdeckte er Ähnlichkeiten zw. den…

Sancroft

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Author(s): Carter, Grayson
[English Version] Sancroft, William (20.1.1617 Fressingfield, Suffolk, England – 24.11.1693 ebd.), Erzbf. von Canterbury und Non-Juror. Fellow am Emmanuel College in Cambridge von 1642–1651, floh S. nach seiner Entlassung durch die Puritaner auf den Kontinent. Nach der Restoration 1660 machte er in der engl. Staatskirche schnell Karriere und wurde 1668 Erzbischof. In seiner Amtszeit bemühte er sich, die geistl. und polit. Lage der Kirche zu stärken. Als Anhänger der hochkirchlichen Bewegung und der…

Taylor

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Author(s): Carter, Grayson
[English Version] Taylor, Jeremy (15.8.1613 Cambridge – 13.8.1667 Lisburn, Irland), Sohn eines Barbiers, studierte in Cambridge und wurde 1636 Fellow am All Souls College in Oxford. Danach bekleidete er Kaplanstellen bei Erzbf. W. Laud und Charles I.; 1638 wurde er Pfarrer in Uppingham, Rutland. Mit seiner Schrift »The Sacred Order and Offices of Episcopacy« (1642) erlangte er einen theol. Doktortitel. Während des Bürgerkriegs geriet er als Kaplan im Dienst der Krone in Gefangenschaft. Anschließend…

Neale

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Author(s): Carter, Grayson
[English Version] Neale, John Mason (24.1.1818 London – 6.8.1866 East Grinstead, West Sussex), anglik. Autor und Vf. von Kirchenliedern. Unter dem Einfluß der Hochkirchlichen Bewegung (: I.) war er in Cambridge Gründungsmitglied der Camden Society. 1841 ordiniert, konnte N. jedoch aufgrund seines schlechten Gesundheitszustandes nicht in einer Pfarrei eingesetzt werden. Ab 1846 war er Rektor des Sackville College in Sussex. Hier war N. sowohl als Autor als auch für die von ihm (1855) gegründete Schwe…
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