Miles Smith

Musings on history, politics, religion, and all the other things we take too seriously in the 21st Century.

Bishop Chase and the Sacralized Contemporary Moment

Philander Chase, Bishop of Illinois and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, preached at the consecration of the first Bishop of Alabama, Nicholas Cobbs, in May of 1844. Chase took as his theme man’s defiant intransigence towards the precepts of the Almighty....

Charles P. Krauth and the Conservative Reformation

It is en vogue among a certain subset of Protestant intellectuals, especially those that might be denominated Evangelicals, to hesitatingly endorse the events surrounding the religious changes in the first half of the Sixteenth Century. These events have been gathered...


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