Although Bowen had been authorised to raise a local volunteer force, on the model of spontaneous national voluntaryism
that was then sweeping Britain, he personally held such local forces in low regard.
But the Chancellor seems to have developed a special warm spot for the old Liberal ideal of voluntaryism
, and volunteering in particular.
The SBHS has responded to denominational changes by finding new ways of financial support, by refocusing on its purpose, and by relying on the commitment of people who care about our heritage and who practice the Baptist principle of voluntaryism
Based originally on theological opposition to the union of church and state, voluntaryism
was increasingly politicized by the major pressure group of political dissent, the Liberation Society (Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control).
My provincial counterparts in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia now all subscribe to the proposition that it is no longer possible to get by on pure voluntaryism
A libertarian used book store named Lysander's Books that I co-owned became the center of Voluntaryism
Following a period of state-by-state disestablishments during the years 1776 to 1833, the American church-state proposition came to subscribe to voluntaryism
as desirable for stabilizing republics as well as desirable for liberating organized religion.
60) For the disruptive effect of Voluntaryism
on the local liberal caucus, see Derek Fraser, "Voluntaryism
and West Riding Politics in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," Northern History 13 (1977), 199-231.
For more on this theme, see Neither Bullets nor Ballots: Essays on Voluntaryism
, 1983, or posted back issues of The Voluntaryist at http://users.
Portions of this article are based on the author's "Charles Simeon and the Evangelical Anglican Missionary Movement: A Study of Voluntaryism
and Church-Mission Tensions" (Ph.
Jose Harris, however, surveying the late Victorian origins of the Welfare State, finds Margaret Thatcher's idea of a society motivated by self-help and voluntaryism
considerably more historically accurate than Corelli Barnett's picture in his book The Audit of War of sentimental chivalry, disdain for materialism and paternalism.
More than one-third of the clergy of the Church of Scotland left to constitute new congregations of the "Free Church," based upon the principles of voluntaryism
and the right of the congregation to choose its own minister.