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Conflicts between protestants and Catholics intensified as the Cromwellian invasion of 1649 inflamed the blood-soaked antagonism between the English and Irish. In the ensuing decade, half of Ireland's landmass was confiscated while thousands of natives were shipped overseas - all in a bid to provide safety for English protestants and bring revenge upon the Irish for their rebellion in 1641. Centuries later, these old wounds linger in Irish political and cultural discussion. In his new book, Crawford Gribben reconsiders the traditional reading of the failed Cromwellian invasion as he reflects on the invaders' fractured mental world.

As a tiny minority facing constant military threat, Cromwellian protestants in Ireland clashed over theological issues such as conversion, baptism, church government, miraculous signs, and the role of women. Protestant groups regularly invoked the language of the "Antichrist," but used the term more often against each other than against the Catholics who surrounded them. Intra-protestant feuds splintered the Cromwellian party. Competing quests for religious dominance created instability at the heart of the administration, causing its eventual defeat. Gribben reconstructs these theological debates within their social and political contexts and provides a fascinating account of the religious infighting, instability, and division that tore the movement apart.

Providing a close and informed analysis of the relatively few texts that survive from the period, Gribben addresses the question that has dominated discussion of this period: whether the protestants' small numbers, sectarian divisions and seemingly beleaguered situation produced an idiosyncratic theology and a failed political campaign.

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Crawford Gribben is Professor of Early Modern British History School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University. He is the author of The Puritan Millennium: Literature and Theology, 1550-1682 and co-editor of a number of volumes including Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550-1700. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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9780195325317
Author:
Gribben, Crawford
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Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Crawford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Counter-Reformation
Subject:
Christianity - Denominations
Subject:
Christianity - Protestant
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity | Reformation
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity | Reformation and Counter-Reformation
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Ireland Church history 17th century.
Subject:
Protestant churches - Ireland - History -
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | Reformation & Counter-Reformation
Subject:
Christianity-Miscellaneous Denominations
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
6 x 9.3 x 1 in 1.3 lb

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