About: Fifth Monarchists is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 28 publications have been published within this topic receiving 447 citations. The topic is also known as: Fifth-Monarchy Men.
01 Jan 1937
TL;DR: The war with Spain, October 1655-January 1656 foreign affairs and the major-generals, January-March 1656 Ireland, France and Sweden, March 24-June 1 1656 the choice of the parliament, June 1-August 28 1656, September 1-17 1656 parliament and the succession, September 17-November 20 1656 empire, Nayler and the Kingship, November 20- January 1657 the offer of kingship, February-April 1657, Fifth Monarchists and kingship as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The war with Spain, October 1655-January 1656 foreign affairs and the major-generals, January-March 1656 Ireland, France and Sweden, March 24-June 1 1656 the choice of the parliament, June 1-August 28 1656 the eve of the parliament, September 1-17 1656 parliament and the succession, September 17-November 20 1656 empire, Nayler and the Kingship, November 20 1656-January 1657 the offer of kingship, February-April 1657 Fifth Monarchists and kingship, April 1657 the refusal of kinghsip, April 22-June 26 1657 the recess I - the new council, June 26-September 26 1657 the recess II - creation of the "other house", September 26 1657-January 20 1658 the new session, January 20-February 6 1658 the campaign in Flanders, February 7-May 4 1658 the last days of the Protectorate, May 4-September 3 l658 the fame of Cromwell.
29 Apr 2002
TL;DR: In this paper, Greaves draws on recent literature on depression to demonstrate that Bunyan suffered from this mood disorder as a young man and then used this experience to help mold his literary works.
Abstract: This is a major reinterpretation of John Bunyan, a prolific author best known for his two allegories, The Pilgrim's Progress and The Holy War, and his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding. In this book, Richard L. Greaves draws on recent literature on depression to demonstrate that Bunyan suffered from this mood disorder as a young man and then used this experience to help mold his literary works. Light and darkness, joy and sadness, despair and hope became key literary motifs. In this biography, each of Bunyan's works, including the dozen published posthumously, is analyzed in its immediate historical context. The Pilgrim's Progress, although not published until 1678, takes its rightful place as a contribution to the momentous debate over conscience between 1667 and 1673. This historical approach, as distinct from the literary one favored by nearly all of Bunyan's biographers, reveals the changes in his views over time, including his interest in the millenarian Fifth Monarchists in the 1650s, his circumspect endorsement of militant action to block the anticipated succession of James, duke of York, in the 1680s, his retreat from this position following the disclosure of the Rye House conspiracy, and his cooperation with James II's government when it offered toleration to dissenters. Bunyan's extraordinary ability to rouse the imaginations of his readers is shown to be rooted in his intense spirituality and powerful creativity, and given emotive force by his deep sympathy for the poor and oppressed and his fierce commitment to the principle that truth must be free. Two periods in prison, one lasting more than eleven years, failed to crush his spirit. Unbroken, he emerged from confinement to continue his preaching and writing, having honed a regime of composition that served him well as a free man. No less significant was his triumph over debilitating depressive moods that left him with a keen sensitivity to the importance of light, warmth, and love. Bunyan's potent creativity enabled him to turn his experiences into a gripping spiritual autobiography and two major allegories that attest to his triumph over crippling despair and a repressive government.
TL;DR: Schmidt and Schilfert as discussed by the authors analyzed the work of Hermann Weingarten, who believed that England's century of Reformation was the seventeenth rather than the sixteenth and that it was during the struggle against the Stuarts that the history of the English church became a record of new intellectual and religious movements.
Abstract: At the twelfth International Congress of the Historical Sciences there were a number of papers read on the subject of religious tolerance and heresies in modern times. Among these there were two which are of particular relevance to anyone interested in the religious thought of the Reformation Era. Professors Martin Schmidt and Gerhard Schilfert, the authors, were especially concerned with English Puritanism and its relations with continental radical ferment. Schmidt analyzed the work of Hermann Weingarten, who believed that England's century of Reformation was the seventeenth rather than the sixteenth and that it was during the struggle against the Stuarts that the history of the English church became a record of new intellectual and religious movements. Hence, the chiliastic Independents of the English Interregnum were analagous to the Anabaptists of continental fame in the early sixteenth century. In fact, during the unrest of the English Puritan Revolution, German influences presumably transmitted from the Netherlands were willingly accepted. Among the writers involved in this process were Jakob Bohme and Ludwig Friedrich Gifftheil. From these sources came the belief in the second coming of Christ which formed the unifying bond for all shades of English revolutionary Christian thought. Cromwell, himself, was deeply affected by chiliastic thought, but when he assumed political responsibility, he had to act in a more rational way. Finally the enthusiasm of the Fifth Monarchists and the Levellers subsided into the quiet mysticism of the Quakers and the natural rights position of the Age of Reason.
01 Jan 1994
TL;DR: Knoppers et al. as discussed by the authors show how Milton's major poems respond specifically and powerfully to royalist spectacles of the 1660s and 1670s, spectacles that were intended as displays of divinely approved monarchical power.
Abstract: Although Milton's three major poems, "Paradise Lost", "Paradise Regained" and "Samson Agonistes", appeared well into the Restoration era, they have long been regarded as belonging philosophically to the earlier 17th century. The canonical view is of Milton as a relic in the Restoration - either belated humanist or belated Puritan. Addressing this long-standing anomaly of literary history, "Historicizing Milton" shows how Milton's major poems respond specifically and powerfully to royalist spectacles of the 1660s and 1670s, spectacles that were intended as displays of divinely approved monarchical power. Laura Lunger Knoppers traces such public spectacles as the execution of the regicides, the exhumation of Cromwell, the punishment of fifth monarchists and the coronation triumph of Charles II. Drawing on a range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, sermons, royal proclamations and parliamentary accounts, each chapter in "Historicizing Milton" reconstructs the discourses that interpreted and contested spectacles of power and punishment. Knoppers argues that Milton's poems are part of this oppositional discourse and that his revisions of such key terms as martyrdom, treason, joy, glory and conquest challenge the spectacles by which the monarchy constituted and conveyed its power. Questioning the nature of earthly spectacle altogether, Milton rewrites display as inner witness before God alone. His radically iconoclastic art creates a mode of anti-spectacle, not only exposing but also redefining and appropriating the spectacles of state.