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Certain English Protestant controversialists had a simple explanation: they regarded the earthquake as divine, punishment on Catholic for being Catholics.
At times, his chapters follow the routes of particular exile groups, but more often they follow the discursive logic and sometimes peculiar interests of the period's Catholic and anti-Catholic controversialists.
Hostility to idolatry was a widely held concern for Christian controversialists of the Reformation era.
He became notorious for his abrasive interventions in the religious debates of the 1630s, getting involved in bitter disputes with John Williams, the moderate bishop of Lincoln, and the Puritan controversialists William Prynne and Henry Burton.
However, if the Lutheran evangelicals' new modes of reading and understanding bring fundamentalist tyranny, what do the Catholic controversialists who oppose them represent?
The pattern of this involvement in controversy indicates a capacity to shift, balance, and modulate positions, and in this respect, we can detect a quality that distinguishes Zarefsky from many other controversialists in the field and that helps to explain why he has been able to argue for so vigorously and for so long without engendering destructive hostility.
Felicity Heal, in an outstanding contribution, elaborates on the manner in which, for Catholic and Protestant controversialists, "the issue was not the acceptance or rejection of the tools of history, but what type of history spoke most directly to their claims" (111).
Writers and artists, philosophers and musicians, scientists, historians, controversialists, explorers, and politicians: The New Criterion has specialized in resuscitating important figures whose voices have been drowned out by the demotic inanities of pop culture or embalmed by the dead hand of the academy.
One does not write fairly about ecumenism by naming Luther's historical opponents as "Catholic controversialists," by describing carefully wrought ecumenical documents as "accommodation," or by characterizing female contributions to the Church as "feminist bromides" .
IN reply to those who criticise Sir Jeremy Beecham (Voice of the North, April 10), there always have been controversialists unable to resist winding their opponents up and determined to get the last word in.
Some Protestant controversialists, such as Christopher Goodman, had argued that the Godly had a duty to rise up against idolatrous rulers, but Foxe remained true to Thomas Cranmer's principle of non-resistance.
Among them were the controversialists, and their sometimes hostile questions and remarks that sparked vigorous discussions and valuable opportunities for guidance.
Unlike so many generalists who aspire to the label "public intellectual," Wolfe's ideas have roots in his own continuing academic research; where clever controversialists like David Brooks and Christopher Hitchens wear poorly, as their endless tossing off of opinions lays bare a core shallowness, Wolfe draws from a deeper well, and his books and essays are the richer for it.
Interestingly, she reports that Catholic and Protestant controversialists "rarely" treated anonymity as a means of protecting the author from danger.
And it is partnership, through Marketing Birmingham, which will engage the business community in promoting Birmingham, not professional controversialists.