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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Browne, Robert

Browne, Robert (1550–1633)   Reference library

Mark Earngey

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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2022
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..., in 1586. His changed standpoint may be reflected in a paper, A Reproof of Certain Schismatical Persons , an MS copy of which is preserved at Lambeth Palace, but argument about its authorship is inconclusive. In 1591 he received episcopal ordination and became rector of Thorpe Achurch, Northants. He held the benefice until his death, though there is an unexplained period (1616–26) when the entries in the parish register are in a different hand. He died in Northampton Gaol, whither he had been committed for assaulting a police constable. Browne...

Giraldus Cambrensis

Giraldus Cambrensis (1146–1223)   Reference library

Sarah Foot

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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...Hibernica by J. J. O’Meara (Dundalk, 1951; rev. edn, Penguin Classics, 1982); and of Itinerarium Kambriae by L. Thorpe (Dundalk, 1978). M. Richter , Giraldus Cambrensis: The Growth of the Welsh Nation (Aberystwyth, 1972; 2nd edn, 1976). R. [J.] Bartlett , Gerald of Wales 1146–1223 (Oxford Historical Monographs, 1982). B. F. Roberts , Gerald of Wales (Cardiff, 1982). F. M. Powicke , ‘Gerald of Wales’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 12 (1928), 389–410, repr. in his Christian Life in the Middle Ages and Other Essays (Oxford, 1935),...

De civitate Dei

De civitate Dei   Reference library

Michael C. Sloan

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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2014
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...only English translation of civ . ( 1610 as a folio) until Dods's publication (supervising editor) of all of Aug.'s works (beginning in 1871 ), the publisher T. Thorpe wrote a dedicatory note in memory of the translator, J. Healey , who died before its publication. Thorpe there quipped to the effect that Healey then lived in an earthly city, but lives in a heavenly one; then he was a member of a ‘Utopia’, but now a member of ‘Eutopia’ (Vessey ...

Early Modern Period

Early Modern Period   Reference library

Charles J. Reid Jr., Jordan J. Ballor, Joel A. Nichols, Charles J. Reid Jr., Michael J. Broyde, Ira Bedzow, Mark Goldfeder, and David Wagschal

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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2015
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24,506 words

...Ill.: Crossway, 2011. Sandoz, Ellis , ed. Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730–1805 . Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Fund, 1991. Sommerville, Johann P. , ed. Political Writings: James, King of England . Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Thorpe, Francis , ed. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws . 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909. Wilberforce, William . An Appeal to the Religion, Justice, and Humanity of the Inhabitants of the British Empire in Behalf...

Martyrdom and Religion in North America

Martyrdom and Religion in North America   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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2018
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.... 13 Martyrdom was also a contested category among Protestant groups. Anglicans in Virginia honored George Thorpe as a martyr for his death while engaging in missionary work among the Chesapeake Algonquian tribes, though few other groups recognized him. Rhode Island’s Roger Williams (who saw his own exile as a kind of martyrdom) and Quaker leader George Fox engaged in heated debate over who were the true Protestant martyrs. In Williams’s view, John Foxe’s martyrs were “men and women … of low and meek Spirits towards all” who “were slain for maintaining the...

Race, Class, Religion, and American Citizenship

Race, Class, Religion, and American Citizenship   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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2018
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...and Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011); and J. Spencer Fluhman , “A Peculiar People”: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012). 18. Frederick Saunders and T. B. Thorpe, The Progress and Prospects of America , 1855, as quoted in Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History , ed. Jon Gjerde (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998), 143. 19. Tyler Anbinder , Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know-Nothings and the Politics of the...

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