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Lloyd-Jones and Roman Catholicism

Maiden, John (2011). Lloyd-Jones and Roman Catholicism. In: Atherstone, Andrew and John, David Ceri eds. Engaging with Martin Lloyd-Jones. Leicester: Apollos, pp. 232–260.

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Anti-Catholicism has been seen as one of the core characteristics of the evangelical movement. Surveying a wide range of Martin Lloyd-Jones’s printed sermons, this article traces the development and teases out the full extent of his anti-Catholicism. It argues that fear of a single united world church encompassing Rome lay behind much of Lloyd-Jones’s rhetoric in his controversial address to the National Assembly of Evangelicals in 1966. It furthermore suggests that the deep-rootedness of opposition towards Rome in the evangelical psyche, intellectual tradition and historical imagination meant that such a paradigmatic shift in attitudes towards Rome and Anglo-Catholicism within the movement was likely to disturb its larger unity.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 John Maiden
ISBN: 1-84474-553-8, 978-1-84474-553-1
Keywords: Evangelicalism; anti-Catholicism; ecumenicalism.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 30585
Depositing User: John Maiden
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 09:28
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:09
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