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James Ussher : theology, history, and politics in early-modern Ireland and England

Author: Alan Ford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the interconnections between this scholarship and his wider ecclesiastical and political interests, Alan Ford throws new light on the character and attitudes of a seminal figure in the history of Irish Protestantism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Ussher; James Usher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Ford
ISBN: 9780199274444 0199274444
OCLC Number: 84150764
Description: xi, 315 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I Ussher in Ireland --
1 Controversy and Religious Identity in Sixteenth-Century Ireland 11 --
2 Intellectual Formation: Trinity College, Dublin 32 --
3 Ussher and the Shaping of Irish Protestant Theology 57 --
4 Ussher and the Irish Articles of 1615 85 --
5 Theology and Politics: 1615-25 104 --
6 Religion, History, and Protestant National Identity 119 --
7 Defending Calvinism: 1626-33 133 --
8 Internal Exile: Ussher and Laudianism: 1633-40 175 --
9 Ussher and Irish History: Britannicarum ecclesiarum antiquitates 208 --
II Ussher in England --
10 Ussher and the Defence of Episcopacy 223 --
11 'No Man Can Serve Two Masters': The Civil War and After 257 --
12 Conclusion: History, Theology, and Politics in Ireland and Britain 272.
Responsibility: Alan Ford.
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