Understanding the resurrection in restoration England

Harmes, Marcus (2010) Understanding the resurrection in restoration England. In: MEDEM 2010: Miracles, Medicine and Magic: Explaining the Natural, the Unnatural and the Supernatural in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods , 10-11 Apr 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper studies the nuances of meaning attached to the idea of resurrection in late-seventeenth century England. After 1660, both the house of Stuart (although not Charles I himself) and the episcopate experienced revivals in influence and fortunes which theologians interpreted as forms of resurrection and which were explicitly compared to the miracle of Christ’s resurrection. Theological understanding of the supernatural processes of resurrection was shaped and defined by adaptations of biblical narratives and by the political circumstances of Restoration England. In this period the preservation of the tactile apostolic succession was widely interpreted in printed sermons and tracts as a providential preservation of an episcopate on the verge of extinction. This paper will examine the different meanings attached to royal and episcopal resurrection in theological literature in the post-1660 period, when monarchy and episcopate both experienced providential resurrection but in which the resurrection of the episcopate conveyed a less triumphalist emphasis than the royal resurrection.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 04:38
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Church of England; english episcopacy; Charles I, King of England
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220315 Philosophy of Religion
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20034

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