Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Protestant Netherlands 1689 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 298. "All the while I described our city [Amsterdam] to her, I told of its history and its tolerance, of how Jews had come here to escape persecution in Spain, and how Catholics even lived here in peace among the Protestants, and there were no more executions for such things as witchcraft here, and I took her to see the printers and the booksellers... "
Protestant Netherlands 2020 Griffith. Nicole. Slow River. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 98. "Every city has a different-colored sky. In Amsterdamn, the only city I had known until I was five, it had been gray-blue, a particular low-country Protestant shade that spoke of cheeses and oil paintings and grassy dikes. "
Protestant New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 23. "The Reverend Billy Milk, chief pastor of the First Ocean City Church of Saint John's Vision, reached inside his sheepskin coat and caressed his steel detonator. God's wrath was sticky and cold, like an ice-cube tray just removed from the freezer. " [This Reverend, and his followers, who are called 'Revelationists' are against artificial insemination. Many refs., not in DB.]
Protestant New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 30. "A battle was coming, then. Babylon besieged and sacked. Billy's brain shook with it, the smoke of her burning, the cries of her slain citizens. Your typical denominational Protestant could never face it. Every Sunday millions of them sat in their pews staring at Bibles, refusing to confront the final book, but there it was, in every tepid little Episcopalian and Methodist church: the Revelation to Saint John, that compendium of apocalypse and slaughter, of blood-robed armies marching on Babylon, of sinners cast into the lake of fire and crushed in the winepress of the wrath of God. But Billy's Revelationists could face it.
Protestant New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 37. "On the morning of Murray's fourth day at Newark Senior High she'd suddenly appeared on his bus, Julie Dearing, wealthy and spoiled--a Protestant princess, Pop would have called her... "
Protestant New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 43. "'...Anyway, Julie would probably do best being brought up Catholic. Either that or Protestant--I'm not prejudiced, though it's a duller religion. Get her in touch with her roots, know what I mean? Put up a Christmas tree. Hide Easter eggs. Kids need roots.' "
Protestant New Mexico 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 321. "T.C. kept time surreptitiously as they followed Orv's taillights. It took them just over forty minutes, the last ten jouncing overland with parking lights near the eroded slash that was the home of a small river course. She said a good Protestant prayer in hopes that Ray Townsend would not have to reverse that path in the middle of the night while they rode toward a concealed airstrip by dead reckoning. "
Protestant New Mexico: Albuquerque 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 221. "'I'm a Protestant preacher, Jerry, ordained in the brothers of the Apocalypse Christian Church of the One Truth--the Apocalypse Brethren as you hear us referred to. I was born on my grandfather's farm outside Wichita...' "
Protestant New York 1967 Malzberg, Barry. Beyond Apollo. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1989; 1st ed. 1972); pg. 140. "A Short History of Harry M. Evans: Harry M. Evans was born in 1943 to rigorous Protestant stock in upstate New York; he attended local schools and the Pittsburgh College of Engineering... In 1967 Harry M. Evans was married to Helen K. Williams in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She led me on quie a great deal but would not let me actually... her until we were engaged. It was only at that time I suspected that we would not have an entirely successful sexual relationship, but it was too late by then. Harry M. Evans, who came from rigorous Protestant stock, did not believe in indiscriminate or promiscuous fornication, and thus she was able to handle me in that way. "
Protestant New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 77. "'The name is Lasher, the Reverend James J. Lasher, R-127 and SS-55. Chaplain, Reconstruction and Reclamation Corps.'

'The first name's for Protestant minister. What's the second, that SS thing?' said Finnerty.

'Social scientist,' said Lasher. 'The 55 designates an anthropologist with a master's degree.' " [Also pg. 291.]

Protestant New York: New York City 1964 Knight, Damon. "Semper Fi " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1964); pg. 277. "Mitchell recognized Diedrich at once--a heavy-set pink-and-blond man in his early forties. The ice-blue eyes stared at him. Mitchell realized with a shock that the man was even more impressive, more hypnotic than he seemed on television.

Thorwald, the lab chief, made the introductions while white-coated technicians hovered in the background. 'The Reverend Diedrich--and Mr. Edmonds, his attorney--and of course you know Dr. Taubman...' " [More about Rev. Diedrich, pg. 277-281]

Protestant New York: New York City 1974 Martin, George R. R. "Interlude Four " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 327. "The JJS doesn't have captain Tacky or Jimmy Roosevelt or Rev. Ralph Abernathy helping out on its board of directors... "
Protestant New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 91. "In these times of trouble and dark travail; in this fertile land where the handiwork of Satan is on the verge of bearing fruit: you don't need to pussyfoot with Marx; or stick your nose in Freud; you don't need the help of liberals like Tachyon; you don't need to open yourself up to anyone but Jesus--because he was the first and the greatest ace of all!


Protestant New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 91. "The young preacher thought about that as he watched the television team wandering the street below through the bathroom window... The young preacher let the flimsy white curtain drop. He finished his business and while washing his hands with quick, efficient motions, stared at his cadaverous reflection in the mirror over the rust-stained sink. Was he really that unhealthy, or was his pale, yellowish complexion only the result of the unshielded glare of the two naked light bulbs above the mirror? "
Protestant New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 169. "It was a church. The sign in front said Our Lady of Perpetual Misery. It looked Catholic. Jennifer had been brought up as Protestant, but her family hadn't been very religious and she herself harbored no deep religious feelings. None, at any rate, that would prevent her from seeing refuge in a Catholic church. "
Protestant New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 3. "Once again, the reclusive presidential candidate, Reverend-Senator Etienne Letourneau, took a firm position against 'liberal' (read: all but heathen) Rabbi-Senator Grey from New York. It took me two sentences to realize Letourneau's rant was an obvious ploy to put the fear of God into the opposition. This campaign was such a joke " [Much more about Reverend-Senator Letourneau, a Protestant Reverend, throughout novel, including much Protestant/conservative Christian/Evangelical rhetoric. Letourneau is one of the main 'characters,' and the main antagonist/bad guy of the novel, but he is not actually a real person, merely a virtual construct created by an Egyptian Muslim character.]
Protestant New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 15. "Yet, according to inside sources, Fitzpatrick had been acting strangely before today's events. 'If you ask me,' said an undisclosed source, 'It was only a matter of time. He was a Protestant, you know. He was always going on about what would happen if the President made an alliance with Christendom.' Though characterized by many as easygoing, inside sources said Fitzpatrick had been having angry outbursts... "
Protestant New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 232. "'Do you think they'll let me in?' His voice was a whisper.

For a moment I didn't understand what he was talking about. 'Heaven?' I pulled out a courageous smile. 'Nah, Danny, Saint Peter will stop you at the front gate. I keep telling you: God is a Catholic. You Protestants have got it all wrong.'

'We'll see.' He smiled. "

Protestant Newmanhome 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 106. "At least, he thought, with what remained of his identification as a Christian who hadn't been to a service since the landing, the Catholics and all the Protestants, even the Quakers and Unitarians, had all raised no objection to a common grave for their dead.

Not then, anyway. "

Protestant Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 192. "Mooni-bet and Alcar, respectively Moslem from Allahabad and Reformer from the quarrelsome, allegedly Protestant-Christian sect, harvested worms and beetles... " [Many other refs. to the Reformers--the main Protestant group and one of 4 main groups on Newmanhome. Esp. pg. 190-240. Most refs. not in DB.]
Protestant Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 193. "'Of course he does. that is right. The Four-Power Council will perhaps discuss your situation when they meet.'

'And when will that be?'

'Oh, they meet all the time,' she informed him. 'Except holidays, I mean, they meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. But when they will come to your case I do not know. They have much to discuss about important questinos, for both the Peeps and the Reforms [Protestants] are now on overload.' "

Protestant Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 197. "Of course, their ways of keeping the population down differed from community to community... The Reformers [Protestants] and the Moslems practiced nonprocreative sex--frequently homosex. "
Protestant Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 198. "The four communities rubbed abrasively against each other in plenty of other ways. The Great Transporters hated to see unbelievers profane their Sabbath. The Moslems lost their tempers when they saw anyone drinking alcohol; the Peeps were constantly irate about the wasteful, sinful 'luxuries' of the other three groups, while the Reformers [Protestants] simply hated everyone else. "
Protestant Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 235. "Inside each tunnel was row on row of capsules. Each one held a human body--convicted 'criminals' mostly--with crosses for the Greats and the Reforms, crescents for the Moslems, and five-pointed stars for the Peeps. "
Protestant North America 1600 Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 275-276. "The world, as it turned out, had one or two additional continents, and Parry found distraction sowing mischief in the mortal exploration and colonization of the 'New World.' Because the majority of the mortals conducting the colonization were heretical Christians, this was a singular challenge. Soon he had them acting just the way the Church had, conducting witch hunts and martyring their heretics... "
Protestant North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 84. "Paul Mantarakis [had]... heard there were a few Orthodox priests in uniform, but he'd never seen one. Protestant ministers, yes. Catholic priests, yes. Rabbis, even--yes. but none of his own. "
Protestant North America - Rocky Mountains 1990 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 33-34. "Shadows advancing from the Rockies. Blue peaks turning to night. A flock of slow birds, migratory, made their way parallel with the mountains... this is Protestant land. It was a good thing to see the Nazi rockets go by overhead and not stop, not take any interest in any sort in Canon City, Colorado. Nor in Utah or Wyoming or the eastern part of Nevada, none of the empty desert states or pasture states. We have no value, she said to herself. We can life out our tiny lives. If we want to. "
Protestant Ohio 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 160. "'I flew out to Dayton three weeks ago, and we sat down with the members of the Dayton Ministerial Association. We offered the ministers two hours every Sunday morning, free. We will broadcast from their churches on a rotating basis, on a schedule that they set up. A rabbi asked if we could do something for his people, so we gave the Jewish congregations a Saturday hour. They are not going to want to broadcast services apparently, but some films and lectures on Jewish history and culture. As of that day, we cancelled all the televangelists--I mean, all of them. We are meeting our community obligation in a more effective way, by broadcasting the services of mainline churches.'

Thad paused and smiled faintly. 'I need hardly tell you, the Bible-bangers are shrieking their heads off. You have anything to add, Bob?' "

Protestant Ohio 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 160. [After the station started broadcasting from mainline churches rather than offering airtime to televangelists.] "'They [the televangelists] threatened to sue us. They threatened to boycott any business that associates with us. We've simply told them to talk to the Ministerial Association. They can get on the schedule with the other denominations. One of them, who calls himself Brother Simon Lackwater, protested that the ministerial Association is nothing but a front for secular humanism, that it is infiltrated with communists.' "
Protestant Ohio 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 257. "...And this is what you get for setting out in the middle of January, he thought, without checking the Weather Channel first. He hadn't checked anything. He had taken off his robe, packed a bag, gotten into his car, and taken off. Like a man fleeing a crime.

The congregation will think I've absconded with the money in the collection plate, he thought. Or worse. Hadn't there been a minister in the paper last month who'd run off to the Bahamas with the building fund and a blonde? They'll say, 'I thought he acted strange in church this morning.'

But they wouldn't know yet that he was gone. The Sunday night Mariners' Meeting had been cancelled, the elders' meeting wasn't till next week, and the interchurch ecumenical meeting wasn't till Thursday. " [Story is about a Protestant (Presbyterian) minister. Many refs. throughout story, others not in DB.]

Protestant Ohio 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 258. "The church secretary, Mrs. Bilderbeck, would miss him Monday morning when he didn't show up in the church office... She will immediately think the worst, he thought. She'll think I have cancer, or that I'm looking at another church. And anything they conclude, he thought, even embezzlement, would be easier for them to accept than the truth. "
Protestant Ohio 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 259. "He hated January. The church always looked cheerless and abandoned, with all the Christmas decorations taken down, the sanctuary dim and chilly in the gray winter light, Epiphany over and nothing to look forward to but Lent and taxes. And Good Friday. Attendance and the collections down, half the congregation out with the flu and the other half away on a winter cruise, those who were there looking abandoned, too, and like they wished they had somewhere to go.

That was why he had decided against his sermon on Christian duty and pulled an old one out of the files, a sermon on Jesus' promise that He would return. To get that abandoned look off their faces. " [This is a Christmas story, so of course there are Christmas refs. throughout, other refs. not in DB.]

Protestant Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 139. Pg. 139: "The CVL, I learned, had started playing Sunday games in its very first season. People called Dixie the Bible Belt. Even at midweek, street preachers in Highbridge could work up a powerful rant and a healthy amening crowd. Nobody opposed Sunday baseball, though. It took place after church and ranked right up there with God, flag, motherhood, and hunting. "; Pg. 170: "The Alligator Park branch of the Highbridge library system was a red brick building not far from the church Mister JayMac, Miss Giselle, and a few of the Hellbenders sometimes attended. "; Pg. 173: "On Being a Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick, a self-help thing by this famous New York clergyman. " [Other refs. to this book.]; [Also pg. 300.]
Protestant Oklahoma 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 32. "Oklahoma City's infamous Reverend William Willard was, among many other things, the leader of Oklahomans and Kansans Righteously Against Pornography (OKRAP), and he and his elite 'Corps of Little David' were notorious for harassing smut consumers both at home and at their places of employment. Once in '82, he had arranged a sit-in at a funeral home because two of its employees had been accused of removing clothing from total strangers. Mother, for reasons I never understood, sent Billy Willy a five-dollar check after this incident. " [See also pg. 132, 147, 169-171, 179-180, 270-271, 322, 331-449.]
Protestant Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 49. "'Henry, your father [Henry VIII] was one of the greatest tyrants in history, burning Protestants and Catholics impartially. Disagreement of any kind, personal or political usually ended in death.' "
Protestant Oregon 1953 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 7. "...the sleeves hung over his hands and his pants-legs had to be rolled up. He used this as an excuse not to go to church with his parents, but there were other reasons. The first time he went to Sunday school, the lesson was about David and Goliath, and after that, for a while, he had a new nickname. The hard pews in church made his bottom ache, and he did not understand the purpose of all that varnished wood, the tall organ-pipes, the minister in his pulpit talking on and on, the bad singing. "
Protestant Oregon 1955 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 69. "The operative then contracted he pastor of the Riverside Church, Rev. Floyd Metcalfe Williams, who stated that Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Anderson were members of his congregation from 1940-1955, when they moved to Chehalis, Washington... "
Protestant Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 24. "She had marked appointments on her calendar: a meeting Saturday with Rev. Ackroyd to arrange details of the memorial service. "
Protestant Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 70-71. "Simon [the Episcopalian rector] opened the bedroom drapes. The rectory was a wood-frame house erected in the boom years after the Second World War, next door to the church... It was Simon's special indulgence to go barefoot around the house on pleasant summer mornings... His feet were unpretentious, unadorned, unbeautiful. They appealed to his Protestant impulses. They were 'plain' feet, as the Amish might say. "
Protestant Pennsylvania 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 90. "The church my family went to when we lived in Potamos was called the Riverside Church, although it was nowhere near the river; it had tall stained-glass windows with pictures of Jesus and the apostles. At one time there had been a triangular window behind the altar with a picture of a big eye, but it made people nervous, and someone broke it with a slingshot. The pastor took up a collection to pay for a new window, and this one turned out to be a picture of a lamb lying on the grass.

The pastor was named J. Snelling Penegor... He was a thin pale bald man; his gums were the color of canned salmon... His sermons were usually about loving-kindness and getting along with your neighbors, not hellfire, but they went on about an hour too long. The singing was a relief in a way, because you got to stand up then, but qua singing it was awful--earnest and off-key. Why do Protestants all imagine that they can sing? "

Protestant Pennsylvania 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 90. "I asked my father once why the pews weren't padded, or why people didn't bring their own cushions. He smiled and told me that if we had cushions, people might fall asleep. 'Some do anyway,' he said. After my mother left him in Seaview, he never went to church again, and I gave it up too. " [More, pg. 91.]
Protestant Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1996 Swanwick, Michael. "Covenant of Souls " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1986); pg. 161. [Introduction to Michael Swanwick's story:] "Covenant of Souls " (Omni, December 1986) is a novelette about the end of civilization as we know it, and much of the background is taken from Swanwick's former job as church secretary for Tabernacle Church in West Philadelphia (the same church in which he got married). "
Protestant Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 99. "Gwenafra was a little taller. All the children were growing up. Within twelve years, there would not be an infant or adolescent within the valley, if conditions everywhere conformed to what the voyagers had seen so far.

Burton, thinking of this, said to Alice, 'The Reverent Dodgson friend of yours, the fellow who loved only little girls. He'll be in a frustrating situation then, won't he.' "

Protestant Saskatchewan 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 9. "He was not a religious person. His family, back in Saskatchewan, was white-bread Canadian Protestant. Last time Peter had been in church was for a wedding. Time before that, a funeral. "
Protestant Switzerland 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 23. "'I told you I'm prepared to pay you, Alain. All your expenses and more.'

'How can you possibly compensate me? This is a conservative town, the soul of Protestantism, in which I scrape out a living selling expensive curious to the greedy and self-satisfied.' "

Protestant Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 33. "They had slowed only slightly by the time they passed the austere Temple de l'Auditoire, where John Calvin and John Knox had once held forth. "
Protestant Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 152. "Brother Paul found himself shaking. He had conjured the leading figure of the Roman Catholic Church, by whatever name a Protestant deck might bestow. Had he the right? "
Protestant Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 13. "'One of the first true jazz recordings,' Joan said... 'was grooved by the Brunswick Company in 1927. The Reverend Edward Clayburn singing True Religion. That was one hundred and twenty years ago.' "
Protestant Texas 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 13. "Both of us had been born in Texas into Catholic families, had gone to second-rate Southern colleges and had attended law school... My father had been Mexican. My skin was light enough, and I had inherited enough of my Irish mother's bone structure and features to pass for a typical Anglo-Protestant American... "
Protestant Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 26. "God was testing Coomey for idle hands. The Lord probably had some divine nitrate test which He could paint on your fingers. You, God would thunder when the solution turned color, you have been idle.

But Schoen had laboriously written his verses, an exchange of sweat for goods. Schoen knew the price of salvation was vigilance. He'd watched. He waited. He memorized sin, and counted the sinners, as any good watchman should.

'Hey.' Purdy rounded a pyramid of Diet coke. 'There you are, pastor. You ain't never gonna guess what happened. Loretta Harper's been murdered.'

The quote was the shortest. The most pithy.

Jesus wept. "

Protestant Texas 2012 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 96. "On the platform, Gary Stetson and the Reverend Bobby Joe Stone stirred up the crowd in anticipation as Administrator Ryan, Surgeon General Wong, and the JSC security chief approached a podium in front of the main NASA building... " [More here. Also pg. 245-246.]
Protestant Texas: Fort Worth 1995 Martin, Lee. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995); pg. 90-91. "He crossed himself, which I took to mean that his brother was dead. But of course I had to ask.

After having been informed about six times that his wife, his brother... and his niece were with the Holy Virgin, I thanked him for his help and he departed. I shook my head. In the South--and Texas is as much the South as it is the West--you get used to fundamentalist Protestant religious fanatics. Unless I missed my guess, I'd just encountered the first Catholic religious fanatic of my career. "

Protestant United Kingdom 1870 Tiedemann, Mark W. "Links " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 237-238. [Year estimated.] "Reverend William Fox wandered among the cages of pigeons... Breeders greeted Reverend Fox with broad smiles and cordial bows...

'Forgive me, Mr. Paley, but I thought I knew everyone in the parish.'

The man blinked for a few moments, then looked surprised. 'Oh, you're that reverend Fox! Well, I had no idea. Well, we're not in your parish, Reverend. But I've heard many speak well of you.'...

'Oh? This isn't something best left to your own deacon, is it?'

'Oh, no, sir, no. This has to do with birds and Reverend Gromley, if you don't mind my saying, isn't much about them. No, this is to do with birds. Or, I should say, with one bird. I have one that's most curious and--well, Reverend, I'd appreciate a man of your statue and associations having a look.' " [Many other refs. throughout this story, not in DB. Focus of story is on Darwin, folklore, and Rev. Fox.]

Protestant United Kingdom 1992 Dukthas, Ann. A Time for the Death of a King. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995; c. 1994); pg. 6. "'Consequently, by the time she was seventeen, Mary was Queen of France and Queen of Scotland, and in England, the Catholic faction regarded her as their rightful monarch, dismissing Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, as illegitimate... In December 1560, Mary of Guise, Regent of Scotland, died. Six months later Francis II perished of a rotting ear. The following year, the 19-year-old, widowed Mary returned to Scotland. She faced a country torn apart by the Reformation and had to confront opposition led by the Lords of the Congregation... They were led by the Calvinist John Knox, a religious fanatic. He couldn't stand Catholics and he couldn't tolerate women.'

'I have met a few Knoxes in my life,' Ann said. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Protestant United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 383. "One reason for his dilemma was that he was a Christian. The modern world is apt to forget that several people were Christians in the remote past, and in Lancelot's time there were no Protestants--except John Scotus Erigena. "
Protestant United Kingdom: England 1773 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 19. "They found the hillside overrun with people and carriages. A company of Shakers had arrived from Shrewsbury and was singing and whirling about like dervishes, and a congregation of Baptists had waded into the floodwaters. The Vicar of Madeley stood on a hillock before a hundred or so people, preaching in the incantatory Methodist style, his voice rising and falling as he spoke of the 'terrible emblems of destruction' placed before them by a Divine hand. " [Many other refs., not all generic refs. in DB if refer only to Protestant terminology or concepts, but not to the word 'Protestant.' Refs. to specific denominations by name listed under that name.]
Protestant United Kingdom: England 1850 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 104. "...contrast between his maps and the competing Martian maps of the nineteenth century. A map by an Englishman named Proctor, for instance, had relied on the sketches of a Reverend William Dawes; and so on Proctor's Mars... there was a Dawes Continent, a Dawes Ocean, a Dawes Strait, a Dawes Sea, and a Dawes Forked Bay. "
Protestant United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 410. "'How, under these circumstances, are we to successfully resolve the matter of the murder of the Reverend Alistair Roseberry? This shameful, atavistic crime, brutally perpetrated within a Christian church, has blacked the reputation of Party and Government...' "
Protestant United Kingdom: England 1972 Adams, Richard. Watership Down. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1972); pg. 41. [Chapter heading.] "Timorous answered, that they . . . had got up that difficult place: but, said he, the further we go, the more danger we meet with; wherefore we turned, and are going back again.

--John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress "

Protestant United Kingdom: England 2200 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 60. "It was as if her England thanked her. The old church rose ahead. The machines that removed the deserted city had kept this relic, restored it, and maintained it. She spied an unobtrusive guardian robot--scarcely needed, as rare as visitors were. Another tended the graveyard. The names on the headstones were weathered into oblivion, yet somehow the headstones remembered.

So did the church. She entered. A window above the doors made its own sunset. Elsewhere the stained glass glowed more softly, angels and saints under a ceiling that arched toward heaven. She could just make out Christ crucified above the altar. Not for the first time, she wondered how the archeologists and the machines--ultimately, Terra Central, in whose databases lay all surviving records--decided what to model the emblem on; for the Protestants must have destroyed the original. Or had they? Sometime she should ask... She sat down in a pew and listened to silence. "

Protestant United Kingdom: London 1940 Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 2-3. "It wasn't dedicated until 1951, accompanying speech by the Very Reverend Dean Walter Matthews, and this is only 1940... The only thing that would have helped were a crash course in London during the Blitz and a little more time. I had not gotten either...

'But I'm not ready,' I'd said. 'Look, it took me four years to get ready to travel with St. Paul. St. Paul. Not St. Paul's. You can't expect me to get ready for London in the Blitz in two days.' " [Many other refs. to St. Paul's, not in DB.]

Protestant United Kingdom: London 1940 Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 3. "I couldn't see more than a few feet into the church. I could see a candle gleaming feebly a long way off and a closer blur of white moving toward me. A verger, or possibly the Very Reverend Dean himself. I pulled out the letter from my clergyman uncle in Wales that was supposed to gain me access to the dean, and patted my back pocket to make sure I hadn't lost the microfiche Oxford English Dictionary, Revised, with Historical Supplements, I'd smuggled out of the Bodleian. " [Other refs. to the St. Paul's church and/or Rev. Dean Matthews, pg. 4-10, and throughout story.]
Protestant United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1985 Dickinson, Peter. The Green Gene. New York: Random House (1973); pg. 75. "'...but it's Irish, 1921. The English got out of Ireland then, only too glad to go, now that there was no money in agriculture, and left the Irish to fight it out among themselves, Prots in the north against Papists in the south. They're still at it. It's a bloody shambles...' " [More, not in DB.]
Protestant United Kingdom: Scotland: Muir Isle 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 44: "Runaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1986); pg. 18. Rev. Craig: "DEMONS! At last, Rahne Sinclair, child of sin, you show yuir true face to the world! "; Rahne: "Reverend Craig! "; Roberto: "The minister who raised you? That creep?! "; Rahne: "You're mistaken, sir. We're trying to help . . . "; Rev. Craig: "Of that, I am certain. All I need do for proof is look about me. And small wonder I find you in this foul corner of town. Like mother, like daughter. "; Rahne: "Liar! LIAR!! My mother was a good woman--she was! She was no dockyard tramp-- " [Rahne transforms into her werewolf form.]; Rev. Craig: "By the holy rood-- A creature from the pit! "; Sam: "She's as human as anyone, mister. An' a lot more decent than most. You got no call to speak like that. "; Danielle: "Leave him, Sam. You're wasting your breath. " [Also, pg. 22.]
Protestant USA 1944 Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 202. "'After the war, I spent a year studying in the Vatican. Another year in Canterbury. Six months touring the American Bible Belt. Finally three days in Salt Lake City.' "

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