Dissenting Experience Research blog on early-modern nonconformity

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Is there a history of lived religion ?

Writing various chapters and introductions recently made me realise how difficult it is to determine what historians in general, and early modern historians in particular, mean by ‘lived’ religion. While French sociologists would immediately recognize contributions such...

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Queen Mary University of London, 11 October 2018

The Centre for Studies of Home invites 20-minute paper proposals for a one-day, interdisciplinary conference on ‘Home and Religion: Space, Practice and Community from the 17th Century to the Present’. We interpret the terms ‘Religion’ and ‘Home’...

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Edited Diaries

For my period (1640-1715) and geographical area (England and Wales), I have found editions of diaries published for ten different Puritan ministers: Minister Place Diary dates Edition Archer, Isaac Mildenhall, Suffolk 1659-1700 1994 Bilby, William Nottingham 1714-1717...

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MS Diaries Found

I have located the manuscripts of diaries written by sixteen Puritan Ministers within my research period (1640-1715) and chosen area (England and Wales): Archer, Isaac of Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1659-1700 Bilby, William of Nottingham, 1714-1717 Chandler, Francis of...

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Vanity Fair and the Celestial City

We’re delighted to announce that Isabel Rivers’s new book: Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800 has just been published by Oxford University Press. You can order the book...

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Seeking Puritan Diaries

I am seeking the diaries of Puritan and Dissenting ministers from 1640 to 1715. Here is an extract from the diary of the preacher, John Westley of Whitchurch, Dorset, recorded as an ejected minister in Edmund Calamy’s...

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Richard Baxter’s Treatises

We are very pleased to announce the publication of The Richard Baxter Treatises: A Catalogue and Guide by Alan Argent, with Boydell & Brewer. The catalogue, with a foreword by N. H. Keeble, comprises a summary of...

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The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan is out!

We’re delighted to let you know that The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan, edited by W. R. Owens and Michael Davies is now out. With 736 pages and 23 illustrations, this is a maginificent achievement, and a...