Church, Religion And Society In Early Modern Spain

Church, Religion And Society In Early Modern Spain

by Helen Rawlings
     
 
This book critically assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Spain's Catholic identity in the early modern period. Traditionally the Spanish Church has been seen as a major bastion of orthodoxy and intolerance. Modern historians now see the Church as a much more complex and diverse institution in which tolerance and conservatism coexisted. Rawlings documents the

Overview

This book critically assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Spain's Catholic identity in the early modern period. Traditionally the Spanish Church has been seen as a major bastion of orthodoxy and intolerance. Modern historians now see the Church as a much more complex and diverse institution in which tolerance and conservatism coexisted. Rawlings documents the survival of multi-culturalism in Spanish society, the extent of innovative trends in religious scholarship, the partial nature of ecclesiastical reform, the vitality of popular religious culture and the shortcomings of the missionary enterprise overseas.

Author Biography: Helen Rawlings is a lecturer in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333636947
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
European Studies
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Rawlings is a lecturer in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester.

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