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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
Church history
Named Person: James Ussher; 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 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Ussher in Ireland : --
1. Controversy and Religious Identity in Sixteenth-Century Ireland --
2. Intellectual Formation: Trinity College, Dublin --
3. Ussher and the Shaping of Irish Protestant Theology --
4. Ussher and the Irish Articles of 1615 --
5. Theology and Politics: 1615-25 --
6. Religion, History, and Protestant National Identity --
7. Defending Calvinism: 1626-33 --
8. Internal Exile: Ussher and Laudianism: 1633-40 --
9. Ussher and Irish History: Britannicarum ecclesiarum antiquitates --
II. Ussher in England : --
10. Ussher and the Defence of Episcopacy --
11. 'No Man Can Serve Two Masters': The Civil War and After --
12. Conclusion: History, Theology, and Politics in Ireland and Britain.
Responsibility: Alan Ford.


Though known for dating the creation of the world to 4004BC, James Ussher was an important scholar and ecclesiastical leader in the 17th-century. Tracing the interconnections between the scholarship  Read more...
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a full, coherent, and compelling account of this most fascinatingly ambigious of scholars and churchmen. Anthony Milton. The Journal of Theological Studies a valuable contribution to ongoing debates Read more...

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