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Reformation without endReligion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England$
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Robert G. Ingram

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526126948

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.001.0001

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Truth is always the same

Truth is always the same

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(p.25) Chapter 2 Truth is always the same
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Reformation without end
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Robert G. Ingram

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0002

Part I (chapters 2-5) focus on Daniel Waterland. This introductory chapter to Part I offers a sense of eighteenth-century orthodoxy’s doctrinal content and its modes of argument. It does so by sketching the lineaments of Daniel Waterland’s theological approach. It begins by considering Waterland’s 1710 Advice to a young student, a compulsory educational manual for eighteenth-century Magdalene College students. The bulk of the chapter anatomizes the arguments in a set of archidiaconal visitation charges. His message in them was clear: truth is constant; some doctrines are fundamental to Christianity; and those fundamentals are to be found in the primitive sources of the Christian past rightly interpreted. This chapter establishes which truths the eighteenth-century orthodox thought were constant and how they could be recovered in their original purity from the primitive Christian past.

Keywords:   Christology, Atheism, Deism, Jacobitism, Soteriology, Hermeneutics, Epistemology

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