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Jeremy Taylor

(1613—1667) Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor and religious writer

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Anglicanism

Anglicanism  

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Of, relating to, or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it. The name comes (in the early 17th century) from medieval Latin Anglicanus (its adoption suggested by Anglicana ...
casuistry

casuistry  

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n.1. an approach to ethical analysis that is based on cases as distinct from principle-dependent or rule-based methods of evaluating moral problems. 2. an excessively subtle or opaque form of ...
Church of Ireland

Church of Ireland  

Building on 4th‐cent. traces, Patrick evangelized Ireland (c.432) and developed a distinctively Celtic Christianity, but with the partial Anglo‐Norman conquest of Ireland the church again joined ...
Divina Commedia

Divina Commedia  

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The great work of Dante, comprising the Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso, in terza rima.The Inferno is a description of Hell, conceived as a graduated conical funnel, to the successive ...
Edmund Gosse

Edmund Gosse  

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Edmund Gosse (1849–1928) was the most influential arbiter of taste during the last two decades of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth. Through readable essays ...
Introduction to the Devout Life

Introduction to the Devout Life  

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The celebrated treatise on the spiritual life by St Francis de Sales. It deals with the practical problems and obligations of people of social standing, but its teaching is of universal application. ...
John Evelyn

John Evelyn  

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(1620–1706)English diarist and writer. He is remembered chiefly for his Diary (published posthumously in 1818), which covers most of his life, describing his travels abroad, his contemporaries, and ...
Joseph Hall

Joseph Hall  

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(1574–1656),was successively bishop of Exeter (1627) and of Norwich (1641), where, in 1643, he was sequestered, his revenues and bishop's palace seized, his cathedral desecrated. He published two ...
Marco Antonio de Dominis

Marco Antonio de Dominis  

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(c. 1560–1624),‘Spalatrensis’, Abp. of Spalato. He entered the Society of Jesus as a youth, became famous as a professor of mathematics at Padua and of rhetoric and logic at ...
Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith  

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(c.1642–c.1723)Matthew Smith was the author of A Philosophical Discourse on the Nature of Rational and Irrational Souls, published under the initials M. S. in 1695. His full name is ...
moral theology

moral theology  

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The study of moral questions and the foundations of morality in the light of Christian belief. From earliest times Christian thinkers were concerned with questions of morality, but moral theology ...
Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber  

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(1783–1826), Bp. of Calcutta from 1823. He is best known for his hymns, which include ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty’ and ‘From Greenland's icy mountains’.
Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker  

(1554–1600)English ecclesiastical writer and political theorist. Hooker's masterpiece is a work in eight books Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. The first four books were published together in ...

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