Defender of the Faith


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Defender of the Faith

Henry VIII as defender of the papacy against Martin Luther (1521). [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 769–772]

Defender of the Faith

Henry VIII’s pre-Reformation title, conferred by Leo X. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 258]
See: Irony
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The final chapter, " The Presentation of the Emperor," deals with visual representations of Charles V, which cast him variously as the Defender of the Faith, a crusader, and the lancewielding miles Christi.
A major figure of Catholicism before the reformation, Frederick the Wise was both a defender of the faith and a defender of those who would challenge it.
Without bishops in Parliament the Church might separate from the State, bringing the Queen's role as head of the C of E and Defender of the Faith into question.
According to The Telegraph,, this move by Charles, who turns 60 today, would mean the monarch, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, would no longer be known as Defender of the Faith for the first time since the reign of Henry VIII.
Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories, Queen, head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Her Majesty Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of Windsor
Elizabeth the Second, By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith.
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Ford articulated in her fiction a personal vision of the Baptist woman as a heroic defender of the faith who also wrestled with the cultural ideal of female submission: an ideal that she herself helped to create.
These were heralded by some as one great strength of a defender of the faith, criticised by others.
It is a curious fact that, in the early centuries which witnessed intense Muslim scientific activity, the major Qur'an commentaries are, generally, free of references to science, whereas today, when Muslim scientific activity has declined, many Muslims have supposedly found in science an ally and a defender of the faith of Islam.
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