Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Red John? Ball after the Great War 

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

James Crossley [+-]
St Mary's University, London
James Crossley is Research Professor in Bible, Society, and Politics at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM), and Professor of Bible and Society at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He is author of numerous books and articles on Christian Origins, reception history of the Bible, and English politics and religion, reception history of the Bible, including Cults, Martyrs and Good Samaritans: Religion in Contemporary English Political Discourse (Pluto, 2018). The website John Ball, English Legend provides images and resources discussed in Spectres of John Ball.

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This chapter looks at the influence of World War One on the reception of Ball and the political (e.g., Labour, Communist Party) and even religious (e.g., continued Protestantising, developments at Thaxted, notions of ‘prophet’) competition over the interpretation of Ball and Morris’s understanding of Ball in particular.

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Crossley, James. Red John? Ball after the Great War . Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 328-344 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781800501362. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42764. Date accessed: 29 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42764. Mar 2022

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