Reformation In Britain And Ireland

Paperback | February 15, 2005

byFelicity Heal

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The study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative ofreligious change in the four countries/three kingdoms. The text uses a broadly chronological framework to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-Reformation churches; the political crises of the break with Rome; the development of Protestantism and changes in popular religious culture.The tools of conversion - the Bible, preaching and catechising - are accorded specific attention, as is doctrinal change. It is argued that political calculations did most to determine the success or failure of reformation, though the ideological commitment of a clerical elite was also of centralsignificance.

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The study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative ofreligious change in the four countries/three kin...

Felicity Heal is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.33 inPublished:February 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199280150

ISBN - 13:9780199280155

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Traditional Order1. Authority and Control2. The State of the Clergy3. Communities and BeliefsPart 2: The Coming of Reformation4. The Politics of Reform, 1530-15585. The Clergy in the Years of Change6. Responses to Change: The Laity and the ChurchPart 3: Word and Doctrine7. The Word Disseminated8. Theology and WorshipPart 4: Reformations Established and Contested9. Cuius Regio, Eius Religio? The Churches, Politics, and Religious Identities, 1558-160010. Reforming People and Community: Church, Clergy, and Laity, 1558-1600

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`... Felicity Heal's volume is unlikely to be challenged in general outline for decades. This is a superb achievement based on a staggering range of reading: clear, and consistently sensible and judicious. It is a fitting complement to Owen Chadwick's recently published volume on theReformation in the rest of Europe.'Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University, H-NET Book Review