The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III

The Nineteenth Century

Timothy Larsen editor Michael Ledger-Lomas editor


Publisher:Oxford University Press

Published:4th May '17

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The five-volume Oxford History of Dissenting Protestant Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration ('out-of-England'). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in England as Dissenters distanced themselves from a state church defined by diocesan episcopacy, the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-Nine Articles, and royal supremacy, but then follows those traditions as they spread beyond England -and also traces newer traditions that emerged downstream in other parts of the world from earlier forms of Dissent. Secondly, it does the same for the doctrines, church practices, stances toward state and society, attitudes toward Scripture, and characteristic patterns of organization that also originated in earlier English Dissent, but that have often defined a trajectory of influence independent ecclesiastical organizations. The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III considers the Dissenting traditions of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the United States in the nineteenth century. It provides an overview of the historiography on Dissent while making the case for seeing Dissenters in different Anglophone connections as interconnected and conscious of their genealogical connections. The nineteenth century saw the creation of a vast Anglo-world which also brought Anglophone Dissent to its apogee. Featuring contributions from a team of leading scholars, the volume illustrates that in most parts of the world the later nineteenth century was marked by a growing enthusiasm for the moral and educational activism of the state which plays against the idea of Dissent as a static, purely negative identity. This collection shows that Dissent was a political and constitutional identity, which was often only strong where a dominant Church of England existed to dissent against.

I recommend readers look at Volume 3 in whatever format they can, as there is plenty to interest the historian of Unitarianism. The word Unitarian in the index has no fewer than 23 separate sub headings, most containing multiple page references. * Transactions Of The Unitarian Historical Society *
This volume provides many fresh angles of vision and its editors are to be commended. * Journal of British Studies *
this work is thorough and rewarding. * Robert Jones, Congregational History Society Magazine *
As a learned and concise summary of key themes in the history of the Protestant Dissenting traditions, distilling the work of established scholars and incorporating the latest research, this is a very welcome volume, and the rest of the series is awaited with eager anticipation. * Martin Wellings, Book Reviews Editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies, Wesley and Methodist Studies *
I find it hard to imagine how one might have done a better job of condensing the range of nineteenth-century Protestant Dissenting thought and practice into a single volume. The choice of topics is thoughtful; the essays are informative and lucid; and the scholarship is impeccable throughout (with the notes alone providing a rich treasure trove of sources). In their series introduction, Larsen and Noll write that "[h]owever imprecise the category of 'Dissent' must remain, the volumes in this series are guaranteedto delight readers with the wealth of their insight" (xix). It is a bold claim, but one that is certainly borne out in this case. * Mark Knight, Victorian Studies *
This volume contains much that is stimulating, illuminating, provocative, and critical for historians of nineteenth-century religion. * Martin Spence, Fides et Historia *
...[T]his is a very welcome volume, and the rest of the series is awated with eager anticipation. * Martin Wellings, Wesley and Methodis Studies *
The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions is an important, illuminating, and well-produced volume. Individual essays contain some masterly exercises in compression. . . . Overall, this volume is an exemplary demonstration of effective collaborative scholarship on a religious movement of central importance to the era it covers and of continuing importance to global Christianity. * Hilary M. Carey, The Journal of the Historical Association *
This volume admirably presents... many wonderfully suggestive proposals about the nature of nineteenth century dissent. * Evan Kuehn, Reading Religion *

ISBN: 9780199683710

Dimensions: 240mm x 165mm x 39mm

Weight: 1002g

568 pages