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offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church


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Besides fearing the spread of popery in England, many Protestants of the time eagerly awaited the second coming of Christ.
Complex issues such as the New Brunswick and Manitoba school controversies and the No Popery campaign in Ontario in the 1880s are explained succinctly and accurately.
Charles I was not only incompetent and untrustworthy but, even worse, he was "poisoned by popery.
Despite these ambivalences, however, the annex highlights narrative movements that take readers away from the familiar "rectories, homes, clubs, and walled gardens of Victorian identity," and into spaces where they confront their anxieties and "Fears of disease, of working men, of Popery, of dark-skinned others, [and] of the poor who work and toil in close proximity" (41).
We are Catholics without the Popery, and Church-of-England men without the Protestantism," declared Hurrell Froude.
He forgets death, the pressgang, the Duke of Marlborough, No Popery, and Marshal Ney.
His Italian collection, Never Mind The Borgias, was a bizarre blend of punk and popery, combining papal insignia with stunningly skimpy dresses.
Scott emphasizes that the extreme fear of popery, probably the central theme uniting the three "British crises" of 1618-48, 1678-83, and 1688-89, only makes sense when we realize that between 1590 and 1690, Protestantism had been driven back from controlling one half of the landed area of the Continent, to a mere one fifth.
These two sects also fed on popular attachment to the militant Presbyterian programme set out in the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643, which called for the extirpation of popery and prelacy, and the extension of the Presbyterian revolution throughout the three kingdoms.
Here it may seem odd to find seventy pages about Jacobitism in Tom Jones without a single reference to Fielding's paranoid journal The True Patriot (a text reminding us all too vividly that what scared him and his contemporaries about the rebellion had more to do with popery and arbitrary power than assertive women and kilts).
She argues that New England ministers were parish clergy - not sectarians - and reluctant migrants for the most part who shunned popery for purity, though not separatism; their emigration was reactive and not in any confident, assertive sense "an errand into the wilderness.
Arminianism' was not a problem, a group theology, or a programme: it was popery which frightened people; opinions on predestination were varied and complex; and disputation was suppressed with moderation and even-handedness.
The No Popery riots were put down, but the cause of religious freedom was set back.
In "Endicott and the Red Cross" ( <IR> TWICE-TOLD TALES </IR> , 1837) Hawthorne tells how Endicott cut the sign of the cross from the British ensign because he regarded it as a sign of popery.
Wilfred McClay, for example, traces a virulent anti-Catholicism and fear of popery to the heart of the power structures in the early republic.