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Burn, Holy Fire!: Religion in Lewes Since the Reformation

Jeremy Goring

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ISBN 10: 0718830407 / ISBN 13: 9780718830403
Published by Lutterworth Press, 2003
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Title: Burn, Holy Fire!: Religion in Lewes Since ...

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, is famous for its impressive bonfire night celebrations. The author examines the origins and importance of this festival and sheds new light on the commemoration of the martyrs burned for their beliefs, hundreds of years ago. Burn, Holy Fire! takes its title from a hymn by a collateral descendant of one of the men burned in the fire depicted on its cover, a formidable reminder of the religious fervour which dominated Europe during this turbulent period. Jeremy Goring traces the development of this town from the Reformation to the present day. Lewes was noted for its assimilation of a variety of Christian beliefs, from the rise of Puritanism and the Great Ejection, through the emergence of Nonconformity and the subsequent Evangelical Revival, through the Oxford Movement, the Protestant-Catholic conflict, and the ecumenical movement, and finally the decline of institutional religion. Nearly every branch and brand of Christianity was represented here through the centuries. This 'absorbing book', as Asa Briggs describes it in his Foreword, is not only for students but for the general reader seeking a deeper understanding of the past. Goring believes that the social history of religion is best studied within the context of a particular local community, where elements of continuity and change can be clearly discerned. Lewes exemplifies almost everything of significance in the religious life of England over the last 500 years.

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Jeremy Goring was born at Hassocks, Sussex in 1930 and educated at Brighton Grammar School and New College, Oxford. After gaining a Ph.D. at London University, he worked successively in publishing, advertising, the Unitarian ministry and teaching. From 1967 to 1986 he taught history at Goldsmiths' College, ending up as Dean of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts. On retirement he completed training as an analytical psychotherapist, moved to Lewes and helped to set up the Westgate One World Centre. 'A member of no church and every church', he is European Representative of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, a spiritual movement based in Nigeria. He and his wife Rosemary have three sons, a daughter and three grandchildren.

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