Bibliographic Information for Three Articles

Bibliographic Information for Three Articles

1. The Guys Fawkes Plot

Bowden starts by referring back to the gunpowder plot in which Fawkes together with a small group of English Catholics, attempted to assassinate the then protestant King James. After his assassination, they had a plan of replacing him with his catholic daughter in an attempt to make England a catholic state. After the introduction, the author reflects on popular issues concerning Catholicism and Protestantism, which saw the Catholic Church viewed as a cruel religion.

The author highlights a number of sermons that were directed at thwarting the cruelties of the Roman Catholic Church and its popish atrocities. These sermons also glorified the Anglican denomination above the Catholic Church. Bowden further illustrates how the image of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot has moved from the spiritual perspective into the temporal world.

Bowden uses earlier literatures like Sterne’s sermon on the inauguration of the then King, which traces the path of Christianity in Britain and the history of the nation as well. This history begins with the work of the earlier Christian missionaries who came to deliver the nation from darkness and idolatry. The history also includes how the earlier German tribes, Queen Mary and other individuals, attempted to put out the light that the earlier missionaries had lit.

The author ends by discussing the connections between Roman Catholicism, the light of Christianity and the darkness of heathenism. He further illustrates the link between Catholicism and the evil persecution and cruelty that was prevalent at that time.

The author starts by explaining that modern day philosophy was born in the seventeenth century revolution and rat...

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...nciples were an earnest and in-depth study of the bible in private and public meetings. This was referred to as the ‘ecclesiolae in ecclesia’. The second principle was based on the fact that Christian priesthood is universal, and therefore the laity was to share in the Church’s spiritual government. The third guiding principle was that the knowledge of Christianity must be attended by its practice. The fourth and most important principle was that the training of theology in the universities should be reorganized in order to provide more prominence to devotional life. And lastly the author claims that this movement advocated for a change in the styles of preaching, from a pleasing rhetoric tone to a life impacting one.

Works Cited

Sorensen, Aage, B. “On Kings, Pietism and Rent-seeking in Scandinavian Welfare States” Acta Sociologica 41, no 1 (Oct 1998): 419-436.

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