John Harvard and his times by Henry Charles ShelleyJohn Harvard and his times by Henry Charles Shelley

John Harvard and his times

byHenry Charles Shelley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... V CAMBRIDGE CHAPTER V CAMBRIDGE DANGEROUS as it generally is to indulge in sweeping generalisations, there can be little question that the broad distinction which still characterises the theological position of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, held good in the main when John Harvard entered his name as a student of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on April 17th, 1627. For many generations Oxford had been the home of High Churchism, and Cambridge the champion of the opposite theory of ecclesiastical doctrine. Translated into the nomenclature of the early seventeenth century, this means that while Laud and the king could count upon the loyal support of Oxford, the Puritans and the Parliamentary party were equally sure of the adhesion of Cambridge. Still, the cause of Puritanism, even at Cambridge, was not always triumphantly in the ascendant. There were times when the excesses of its zealous champions cooled the ardour of its less enthusiastic disciples and threatened a reaction in Laud's favour. At the Restoration, indeed, that reaction became an accomplished fact for a time. During the closing years of Elizabeth's reign, the pulpit of St. Mary's Church, which was the common platform from which the prevailing opinions of Cambridge University were enunciated to the world, often resounded with ultra-Puritan doctrines. Preacher after preacher took up his parable against abuses in the Church of England: one urged, only too effectually, the destruction of such painted windows as displayed the figures of saints or were inscribed with injunctions for prayers for the dead; another declared that bishops, archbishops, and the like were the inventions of the devil; a third utterly condemned the practice of kneeling at the communion, and turning the face to the e...
Title:John Harvard and his timesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217855237

ISBN - 13:9780217855235

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