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Oliver Cromwell – ‘God’s Englishman’

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September 2008
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Oliver Cromwell – ‘God’s Englishman’

Oliver Cromwell - 'God's Englishman'   Few men have the honour of being buried in Westminster Abbey. Even fewer have the distinction of being dug up three years later and their body hung up for public derision. Such was Oliver Cromwell who died 350 years ago this year.   In life as in death,…

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September 1999
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Oliver Cromwell – Toleration in an Intolerant Age

‘More often than not, in Puritan England, toleration was a dirty word. It stood not for an edifying principle but an impious policy’. So wrote Blair Worden, then of St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, in an essay on Cromwellian toleration written in 1984.1 To grant ‘a toleration’ was to make ‘an expedient concession to wickedness’.…

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September 1999
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Oliver Cromwell – Defender of the Faith

This year, the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of Oliver Cromwell, has occasioned many articles in the secular and the religious press. Britain’s only experience of republican government, under Oliver Cromwell, has inevitably attracted the attention of political writers. The experiment did not last long. Political uncertainty after the death of Cromwell led…

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April 1999
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Oliver Cromwell

A military historian recently remarked to me, 'The problem with Cromwell was that he took the Bible too literally'. But I would question whether he took it literally enough. 'We wrestle not with flesh and blood', says the Bible - but in Ireland he did, and killed the king. Contrast this with the fact…

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April 1999
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Oliver Cromwell – a race well run

The Christian race is set before all believers in Jesus Christ, and a great cloud of witnesses surrounds them (Hebrews 12:1-2). One comparatively recent witness, born 400 years ago this month, was Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), who rose from obscurity to become Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Maligned Cromwell has…

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