A Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581 by James V. HolleranA Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581 by James V. Holleran

A Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581

byJames V. Holleran, Edmund Campion

Hardcover | January 1, 1999

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In the year 1581, after four days of debating six leading Anglican divines at the Tower of London, Jesuit Edmund Campion (1540-1581) was put to death because he would not deny his faith. In 1970, the martyred Campion was canonized a saint. A Jesuit Challenge is a book-length edition ofpreviously unpublished Catholic manuscript accounts of those debates. As corrective historical documents, these Catholic manuscripts reveal a quite different picture of Campion and his opponents from that represented in the government's published version, and thus offer us a fuller and more balancedunderstanding of what actually took place. In addition to their historical value, the Catholic manuscripts also include lively exchanges between Campion and his opponents, and provide humanizing details about them. As personalized documents they capture the dramatic flavor of a series of spirited debates dealing with the major theologicalissues separating Protestant England from Catholic Rome in Elizabeth's reign.
The late James V. Holleran was Professor of English and Associate Dean at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
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Title:A Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581Format:HardcoverDimensions:249 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Fordham University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823218872

ISBN - 13:9780823218875

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"...provides invaluable insights into the mind and soul of Edmund Campion, and highlights many of the issues that so tragically tore his world asunder."