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Transcribed Early American Manuscript Church Records Now Online

New England’s Hidden Histories (NEHH), of the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, locates, digitizes, and publishes rare seventeenth- and eighteenth-century manuscript church records online. We are pleased to announce that over 4,000 pages in our free...

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CFP International Society for Heresy Studies

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be held June 15-16, 2018 in London. Deadline: 1st March 2018. See: http://heresystudies.org/2017/06/16/cfp-third-conference/#more-1043

Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism Series 0

Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism Series

This is a new series edited by Routledge: “Titles in the Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism Series address the discursive constructions of religious dissent and the practices of radical movements in the early modern world. The...

EMODIR research blog 0

EMODIR research blog

EMODIR, The Research Group in Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism now has a research blog on the blogging platform hypotheses.org. You can follow their activities on: https://emodir.hypotheses.org/

Remembrance and Re-appropriation: Shaping Dissenting Identities 0

Remembrance and Re-appropriation: Shaping Dissenting Identities

The IJBS Regional Day conference entitled ‘Remembrance and Re-appropriation: Shaping Dissenting Identities’ will take place this year Friday 13 April 2018 at Keel University (Staffordshire). Plenary Speakers: Johanna Harris (Exeter) and John Coffey (Leicester). For the conference...

International John Bunyan Society Study Day 0

International John Bunyan Society Study Day

A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University will take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle, Monday 10 April 2017. The theme is :...

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Harold Worthley 0

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Harold Worthley

Rev. Dr. Harold Worthley sadly passed this October. Dr. Worthley was director of the Congregational Library in Boston, Massachusetts for more than a quarter century. He was also the first to inventory Massachusetts congregational church records. He was...

InvenCaP Blog – Reformation Principles and the Puritan Church Books of the 1650s 0

InvenCaP Blog – Reformation Principles and the Puritan Church Books of the 1650s

By Mark Burden Although they have been widely consulted by church historians and historians of religion, the role played by Puritan church records of the 1650s in the furtherance of personal, church, and national reformation has rarely...

InvenCaP Blog – A Spur to Lukewarm Spirits: The ‘Proceedings Book of Meetings in East Devon, chiefly at Loughwood, 1653-1795’ 0

InvenCaP Blog – A Spur to Lukewarm Spirits: The ‘Proceedings Book of Meetings in East Devon, chiefly at Loughwood, 1653-1795’

By Rachel Adcock On 14 February 1654 the Baptist church that would later meet regularly at Loughwood, East Devon, gathered at nearby Kilmington and recorded the first entry in what is now known and catalogued in the...

InvenCaP Blog – The Church Records of White’s Alley, London – (2) – Disciplinary Cases and the Interpretation of Non-Attendance Figures 0

InvenCaP Blog – The Church Records of White’s Alley, London – (2) – Disciplinary Cases and the Interpretation of Non-Attendance Figures

By Mark Burden In recent times, historians have quite correctly expressed reservations about the wide–spread assumption that a family’s non–attendance at a parish church might indicate their support for dissent. However, little attention has been paid to...