Nature's scourges: the natural world and special prayers, fasts and thanksgivings, 1541-1866

Raffe, Alasdair (2010) Nature's scourges: the natural world and special prayers, fasts and thanksgivings, 1541-1866. In: God's bounty?: the churches of the natural world. Studies in Church History, 46 . Ecclesiastical History Society / Boydell & Brewer Ltd., Saffron Walden, pp. 237-247. ISBN 978-0954680961

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Abstract

This paper surveys the full history of special prayers, fasts and thanksgivings called by ecclesiastical authorities in response to disease, meteorological events, fire, earthquakes and successful or failed harvests during the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It is based on the little studied proclamations and acts supporting special days, and the prayers issued to be read in English, Welsh and Irish Churches. These provide new evidence of the continuity into the modern period of ideas concerning God's providential government of the natural world.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: V100 History by period
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 09:17
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 12:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/791

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