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Coffey, John 1969-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 4,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Coffey
Politics, religion and the British revolutions : the mind of Samuel Rutherford by John Coffey( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first modern intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (c. 1600-1661). Its main purpose is to provide a thorough discussion of Rutherford's religious and political ideas, and their role in the ideology of the Scottish Covenanters whose rebellion against Charles I marked the beginning of the British troubles in the mid-seventeenth century. The book also constitutes an important multidisciplinary case study in the Calvinist and Puritan traditions. - Publisher
Seeing things their way : intellectual history and the return of religion( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / John Coffey and Alister Chapman -- Can we "see things their way"? : should we try? / Brad S. Gregory -- Quentin Skinner and the religious dimension of early modern political thought / John Coffey -- "Sie stinken beide", or how to use medieval Christian-Jewish disputational material / Anna Sapir Abulafia -- Anti-semitism, philo-semitism, apocalypticism, and millenarianism in early modern Europe : a case study and some methodological reflection / Howard Hotson -- Reflections on persistent Whiggism and its antidotes in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century intellectual history / Richard A. Muller -- Scholasticism revisited : methodological reflections on the study of seventeenth-century reformed thought / Willem J. van Asselt -- The changing shape of religious ideas in enlightened England / James E. Bradley -- British methodological pointers for writing a history of theology in America / Mark A. Noll -- Intellectual history and religion in modern Britain / Alister Chapman -- Response: The history of ideas and the study of religion / David Bebbington
The Cambridge companion to Puritanism by John Coffey( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Puritan' was originally a term of contempt, and 'Puritanism' has often been stereotyped by critics and admirers alike. As a distinctive and particularly intense variety of early modern Reformed Protestantism, it was a product of acute tensions within the post-Reformation Church of England. But it was never monolithic or purely oppositional, and its impact reverberated far beyond seventeenth-century England and New England. This Companion broadens our understanding of Puritanism, showing how students and scholars might engage with it from new angles and uncover the surprising diversity that fermented beneath its surface. The book explores issues of gender, literature, politics and popular culture in addition to addressing the Puritans' core concerns such as theology and devotional praxis, and coverage extends to Irish, Welsh, Scottish and European versions of Puritanism as well as to English and American practice. It challenges readers to re-evaluate this crucial tradition within its wider social, cultural, political and religious contexts."--Jacket
John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution : religion and intellectual change in seventeenth-century England by John Coffey( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

`A major contribution to our understanding of the English Revolution.' Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History, Keele University
Exodus and liberation : deliverance politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr. by John Coffey( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical texts have been one of the most potent sources in the Western political imagination. Presenting a new account of how the Bible's liberationist texts were deployed and disputed at critical junctures in British and American history from the Reformation to the Civil Rights Movement, Exodus and Liberation argues that the Exodus story carried one of the big ideas in Anglophone political culture--the idea of deliverance ... Using sermons, speeches, pamphlets, song, verse, and iconography, Exodus and Liberation documents the extraordinary reach of these biblical traditions, demonstrating how the political reading of scriptural texts powerfully informed Protestant debates over slavery and liberty. (Publisher)
Persecution and toleration in Protestant England, 1558-1689 by John Coffey( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book examines what toleration means now and meant then, explaining why some early modern thinkers supported persecution and how a growing number came to advocate toleration. Introduced with a survey of concepts and theory, the book then studies the practice of toleration at the time of Elizabeth I and the Stuarts, the Puritan Revolution and the Restoration. The seventeenth century emerges as a turning point after which, for the first time, a good Christian society also had to be a tolerant one." "Persecution and Toleration is a critical addition to the study of early modern Britain and to religious and political history."--Jacket
Heart religion : evangelical piety in England and Ireland, 1690-1850 by John Coffey( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evangelical Revival of the mid-eighteenth century was a major turning point in Protestant history. In England, Wesleyan Methodists became a separate denomination around 1795, and Welsh Calvinistic Methodists became independent of the Church of England in 1811. By this point, evangelicalism had emerged as a major religious force across the British Isles, making inroads among Anglicans as well as Irish and Scottish Presbyterians. Evangelical Dissent proliferated through thousands of Methodist, Baptist, and Congregational churches; even Quakers were strongly influenced by evangelical religion. The evangelicals were often at odds with each other over matters of doctrine (like the 'five points' of Calvinism); ecclesiology (including the status of the established church); politics (as they reacted in various ways to the American and French Revolutions); and worship (with the boisterous, extemporary style of Primitive Methodists contrasting sharply with the sober piety of many Anglican advocates of 'vital religion'). What they shared was a cross-centred, Bible-based piety that stressed conversion and stimulated evangelism. But how was this generic evangelical ethos adopted and reconfigured by different denominations and in very different social contexts? Can we categorise different styles of 'heart religion'? To what extent was evangelical piety dependent on the phenomenon of 'revival'? And what practical difference did it make to the experience of dying, to the parish community, or to denominational politics?
The Oxford history of Protestant dissenting traditions( Book )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five-volume 'Oxford History of Dissenting Protestant Traditions' series is governed by a motif of migration ("out-of-England"). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in England as Dissenters distanced themselves from a state church defined by diocesan episcopacy, the 'Book of Common Prayer', the 'Thirty-Nine Articles', and royal supremacy, but then follows those traditions as they spread beyond England -and also traces newer traditions that emerged downstream in other parts of the world from earlier forms of Dissent. Secondly, it does the same for the doctrines, church practices, stances toward state and society, attitudes toward Scripture, and characteristic patterns of organization that also originated in earlier English Dissent, but that have often defined a trajectory of influence independent ecclesiastical organizations. 'The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions', Volume III considers the Dissenting traditions of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the United States in the nineteenth century. It provides an overview of the historiography on Dissent while making the case for seeing Dissenters in different Anglophone connections as interconnected and conscious of their genealogical connections. The nineteenth century saw the creation of a vast Anglo-world which also brought Anglophone Dissent to its apogee
Politics, religion and the British Revolutions by John Coffey( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Andrew Fuller by Andrew Fuller( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brethren or sectaries? : Richard Baxter on the Congregationalists by John Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to puritanism( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life after the death of God? : Michel Foucault and postmodern atheism by John Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the French intellectual Michel Foucault (1926-84) reflected some of the most significant cultural trends of the past 30 years: the rise of the gay subculture, growing experimentation with sex and drugs, fascination with the body and the self. This paper suggests that Foucault was driven by an intense desire to find a substitute for communion with God
Secularisation : is it inevitable? by John Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has long been believed that secularisation is the inevitable by-product of modernisation, and that the rise of modern science, pluralism, and consumerism is sure to usher in the decline of religion. However, in recent years, sociologists of religion have become increasingly sceptical about traditional secularisation theory. This paper explains why this is so, and argues that Christians should not succumb to cultural pessimism
Memoires of the Rev. Samuel Pearce by Andrew Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of secular tolerance by John Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurgence of religious violence at the start of the twenty-first century has reinforced the myth of secular tolerance -- the notion that whereas religious believers are instinctively intolerant, tolerance comes naturally to the secular mind. This paper challenges the myth
The diary of Andrew Fuller, 1780-1801 by Andrew Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete and accurate edition of the Diary of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), transcribed from the surviving manuscript at Bristol, provides a fascinating glimpse into Fuller's ministry at Soham and Kettering. It was during this period (1780[1801) that he became the dominant voice of evangelical Calvinism among the Particular Baptists through his preaching, writing and work as founding secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. - back of book
Engaging with cinema by John Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between church and cinema has often been one of mutual suspicion. Hollywood has flouted Christian values; Christians have responded with condemnation and censorship. Yet from the earliest days of motion pictures, film-makers have been attracted to religious subjects and spiritual themes. Christians today have much to gain from critical engagement with cinema. At their best, films are works of art that provoke ethical reflection and provide a vital point of contact between believers and unbelievers
The abolition of the slave trade : Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament. The campaign for abolition was spearheaded by devout Christians, and it stands to this day as perhaps the finest political achievement of what would now be called faith-based activism. But who were the abolitionists, and how did their Christianity motivate them to campaign against the slave trade? This paper examines the Christian mind of the abolitionists, and ponders the lessons for today
Politics, religion and the British revolutions : Samuel Rutherford and the Scottish Covenanters by John Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Politics, religion and the British revolutions : the mind of Samuel Rutherford
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Seeing things their way : intellectual history and the return of religionThe Cambridge companion to PuritanismJohn Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution : religion and intellectual change in seventeenth-century EnglandPersecution and toleration in Protestant England, 1558-1689Politics, religion and the British revolutions : Samuel Rutherford and the Scottish Covenanters
Alternative Names
John Coffey Brits historicus

John Coffey (storico) storico e docente inglese

Джон Коффи

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English (99)