The Catholic Reformation by Michael MullettThe Catholic Reformation by Michael Mullett

The Catholic Reformation

byMichael MullettEditorMichael Mullett

Paperback | November 3, 1999

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The Catholic Reformationprovides a comprehensive history of the 'Counter Reformation in early modern Europe. Starting from the middle ages, Michael Mullett clearly traces the continuous transformation of the Catholic religion in its structures, bodies and doctrine. He discusses the gain in momentum of Catholic renewal from the time of the Council of Trent, and considers the profound effect of the Protestant Reformation in accelerating its renovation.
This book explores how and why the Catholic Reformation occurred, stressing that moves towards restoration were underway well before the Protestant Reformation. Michael Mullett also shows the huge impact it had not only on the papacy, Church leaders and religious ritual and practice, but also on the lives of ordinary people - their culture, arts, attitudes and relationships.
Ranging across the continent,The Catholic Reformationis an indispensable new survey which provides a wide-ranging overview of the religious, political and cultural history of the time.
Title:The Catholic ReformationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.8 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415189152

ISBN - 13:9780415189156


From Our Editors

Although the Catholic faith is the oldest of the Christian-based religions, it has undergone several key transformations in the last 2,000 years. Have Catholics always consumed the host, a symbolic, edible wafer representing the spirit of Jesus Christ, at communion? Have priests always worn black to symbolize eternal mourning? Michael A. Mullett examines alterations in the religion from the time of the Middle Ages to the present in The Catholic Reformation.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is a comprehensive, very readable overview of its topic, based on the extensive monographic literature devoted to its wide subject matter.--James M. Stayer, Canadian Journal of History."
..."The strength of this book lies in its extensive discussion of doctrine, liturgy, and the institutional history of the Catholic Church."
-The Catholic Historical Review, New York University, R. Po-Chia Hsia