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Rescuing the perishing heathen: The British Empire versus the Empire of Satan in Anglican theology, 1701-1721

Strong, R. (2009) Rescuing the perishing heathen: The British Empire versus the Empire of Satan in Anglican theology, 1701-1721. In: Clarke, P. and Claydon, T., (eds.) The Church, the Afterlife and the Fate of the Soul. The Boydell Press, Suffolk, UK, pp. 323-335.

Abstract

In 1493-94, Pope Alexander VI divided the globe between Spain and Portugal with reference to their conquest of the territories of the New World. In the eighteenth century, Anglicans divided the globe into the territory of Christ and the lands and peoples under the dominion of Satan...This essay examines the views of the afterlife propounded by the annual preachers of the anniversary sermons of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) in the first twenty years following its foundation in 1701...

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: The Boydell Press
Copyright: 2009 Ecclesiastical History Society
Publishers Website: http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp...
Notes: Studies in Church History; Vol. 45 ISSN: 0424-2084
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20862
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