Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Republic of King Jesus

Professor Alec Ryrie

The English Civil Wars of 1642-8 began as the last of Europe’s wars of religion and ended as the first modern revolution.  Parliamentarians had been fighting for the chance to finish England’s Reformation, but the experience of war convinced some of them that thr mere reshaping of the establishment was not enough. To be true to their religious vision, something more searching and profound was needed. This restless spirit manifested itself in various sects and fellowships, united by a loathing of complacency and hypocrisy, which both supported and helped to undermine the republican experiment.


No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Alec Ryrie is Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion. He is also Professor of the History of Christianity and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow at Durham University.  

His first series of lectures as Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion will be delievered under the title The History and Legacy of Protestant Christianity.

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10 November 2016

The Republic of King Jesus
Professor Alec Ryrie

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