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By Professor Walsham Alexandra

ISBN-10: 075465723X

ISBN-13: 9780754657231

The survival and revival of Roman Catholicism in post-Reformation Britain continues to be the topic of vigorous debate. This quantity examines key facets of the evolution and event of the Catholic groups of those Protestant kingdoms through the 16th and 17th centuries. Rejecting an previous preoccupation with recusants and martyrs, it highlights the significance of these who exhibited various levels of conformity with the ecclesiastical institution and explores the ethical and political dilemmas that faced the clergy and laity. It reassesses the importance of the Counter Reformation undertaking as an evangelical company; analyses its verbal exchange techniques and its influence on well known piety; and illuminates how Catholic ritual lifestyles creatively tailored itself to a weather of repression.

Reacting sharply opposed to the insularity of many earlier bills, this e-book investigates advancements within the British Isles relating to wider foreign tasks for the renewal of the Catholic religion in Europe and for its plantation in another country. It emphasises the reciprocal interplay among Catholicism and anti-Catholicism through the interval and casts clean gentle at the nature of interconfessional kinfolk in a pluralistic society. It argues that persecution and affliction satirically either limited and facilitated the resurgence of the Church of Rome. They provided demanding situations and fostered inner frictions, yet additionally they catalysed the method of spiritual id formation and imbued English, Welsh and Scottish Catholicism with ordinary dynamism.

Prefaced by way of an intensive new historiographical evaluation, this assortment brings jointly a variety of Alexandra Walsham's essays written over the past fifteen years, absolutely revised and up-to-date to mirror contemporary learn during this flourishing box. jointly those make an immense contribution to our realizing of minority Catholicism and the Counter Reformation within the period after the Council of Trent.

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