Writing Religious Conflict and Community in the Southwest, 1500–1800 conference programme

Writing Religious Conflict and Community in the Southwest, 1500–1800

Friday 21st April 2023

Matrix Lecture Theatre, Building:One, University of Exeter


Registration and coffee


Philip Schwyzer, Niall Allsopp and David Parry (University of Exeter)

Welcome and ‘Writing Religious Conflict and Community in Exeter, 1500–1750’


Panel 1: Writing the Self in the Sight of God

Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth (University of Exeter)

Lady Lucy Reynell – the creation of a religious identity

Bronwen Price (Caen University)

‘Still think on …’: Retreat, engagement and agency in Mary Chudleigh’s Works

Anna-Lujz Gilbert (University College London)

Providence and pancakes: the writings of Rev. Christopher Lantrow


Panel 2: Writing across Religious Divides

Kensa Broadhurst (University of Exeter)

Lymbo yw or’nys dhodho: Does Gwreans an Bys reflect post-Reformation belief in Cornwall?

Paul Auchterlonie (University of Exeter)

What did Exeter contribute to Knowledge about Islam and Muslims in the Early Modern Period?

Caroline Gurney (University of Bristol)

‘God forbid that I should go among the Gentiles’: The Conversion Narrative of Hannah Nonmus




Panel 3: Writing Providence and Practical Divinity

William Gibson (Oxford Brookes University)

‘The God of Heaven shewed himself for Taunton’: The Afterlife of Providence and Salvation in the West

Annie Stephenson (University of Exeter)

Puritan prison literature: Joseph Alleine’s ‘Christian letters full of spiritual instructions’

Thomas Clifton (University of Birmingham)

‘Learn and sing for his solace’: John Flavel and the Mediation of Ministry into Verse

3:30–5 pm

Panel 4: Writing Dissenting Communities

Rachel Adcock (Keele University)

Shaping Baptist congregational identity in southwest England: The Loughwood ‘Proceedings Book’

Rosalind Johnson (University of Winchester)

Quaker doubts concerning the testimony against tithes, 1660–1736

Baiyu Andrew Song (Heritage College and Seminary)

Isaiah Birt (1758–1837) and the Baptismal Controversy in Devonshire

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