Defender of the Faith

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a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew

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In Prakash Lothe's historical novel The Defender of the Faith, the social and political upheavals of the twentieth century are the compelling backdrop for a family story.
Who is the real defender of the faith, and just what faith is being defended?
The Monarch has been known by the title Defender of the Faith ever since the Pope bestowed the title on Henry VIII in 1521 for his early support for Roman Catholicism.
Mary I (Bloody Mary) reintroduced it when she married Philip II, King of Spain in 1554 in what must be one of the longest listing of titles of any British sovereign, "Philip and Mary, by the Grace of God, King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Princes of Spain and Sicily, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Milan, Burgundy and Brabant," but the title "Dei Gratia" did not survive her death in 1588.
What about another defender of the faith, Pope Benedict XVI?
To which King of England did the Pope give the title The Defender of the Faith?
In the same way, I suppose, that Prince Charles gets attacked for describing himself as "defender of faith' rather than "defender of the faith'.
Novels and Stories 1959-1962 consists of "Goodbye, Columbus", "The Conversion of the Jews", "Defender of the Faith", "Epstein", "You Can't Tell a Man by the Song He Sings", "Eli, the Fanatic", and "Letting Go".
Ford articulated in her fiction a personal vision of the Baptist woman as a heroic defender of the faith who also wrestled with the cultural ideal of female submission: an ideal that she herself helped to create.
These were heralded by some as one great strength of a defender of the faith, criticised by others.
The last session was entitled "Board of Management: administrative functionary or defender of the faith?" The chair was Speaker Kowalsky and the presenter was Tim Mercer, Clerk of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly.
DEFENDER OF THE FAITH: Marvin shouts out as; he lays his hands on arthritis sufferer Cathy Beveridge during the healing session last night; YOU KNEAD HANDS: Marvin with Bridget Cant.
It is a curious fact that, in the early centuries which witnessed intense Muslim scientific activity, the major Qur'an commentaries are, generally, free of references to science, whereas today, when Muslim scientific activity has declined, many Muslims have supposedly found in science an ally and a defender of the faith of Islam.
Laurence will soon be back on the Dublin stage in a new play called Defender of The Faith.
In these texts she becomes the heroine of a new age: no longer defender of the faith against the papal Antichrist but a tragic individual in a world of vulgar and pragmatic bureaucrats (185), her identity no longer defined in relation to God or the commonwealth but by her relationships with her lovers (154-55).