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The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840$
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Andrew R. Holmes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001

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Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

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(p.78) 2 Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving
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The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840
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Andrew R. Holmes (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0003

Marking of the ‘signs of the times’ and the appointment of days for fasting and thanksgiving were characteristics of 17th-century Presbyterianism. Seceders and evangelicals in the 18th and 19th centuries shared these concerns, and the reasons they gave for calling these special days revealed how they understood their relationship with the 17th century and how thought about God and his relationship with the created order.

Keywords:   fasting, signs of the times, millennialism, providence

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