Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England

Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England

by John Saward, John Morrill, Michael Tomko
     
 

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Firmly I Believe and Truly celebrates the depth and breadth of the spiritual, literary, and intellectual heritage of the Post-Reformation English Roman Catholic tradition in an anthology of writings that span a five hundred year period between William Caxton and Cardinal Hume. Intended as a rich resource for all with an interest in Roman Catholicism, the writings

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Firmly I Believe and Truly celebrates the depth and breadth of the spiritual, literary, and intellectual heritage of the Post-Reformation English Roman Catholic tradition in an anthology of writings that span a five hundred year period between William Caxton and Cardinal Hume. Intended as a rich resource for all with an interest in Roman Catholicism, the writings have been carefully selected and edited by a team of scholars with historical, theological, and literary expertise. Each author is introduced to provide context for the included extracts and the chronological arrangement of the anthology makes the volume easy to use whilst creating a fascinating overview of the modern era in English Catholic thought. The extracts comprise a wide variety writing genres; sermons, prayers, poetry, diaries, novels, theology, apologetics, works of controversy, devotional literature, biographies, drama, and essays. Includes writings by: John Colet, John Fisher, Thomas More, Robert Southwell, Philip Howard, Edmund Campion, John Gother, John Dryden, Mary Barker, Alexander Pope, Richard Challoner, Alban Butler, John Milner, Elizabeth Inchbald, Nicholas Wiseman, Margaret Mary Hallahan, A. W. N. Pugin, John Henry Newman, Henry Edward Manning, Frederick William Faber, Bertrand Wilberforce, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Vincent McNabb, Hilaire Belloc, Maurice Baring, G. K. Chesterton, R. A. Knox, J. R. R. Tolkien, Caryll Houselander, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, John Bradburne, Cardinal Hume.

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"Valuable to any English-speaking Catholic, young or old, British or American."—Commonweal

"This anthology is far too prolific to be properly considered an enchiridion in the sense of a pocket book, but it does serve a similar function in that it provides an instructive manual for reflecting on the Catholic experience. The editors have successfully addressed a lacuna within the literature on Catholic England that provides readers with a commendable and a comprehensive introduction into the spirituality of the English Catholic tradition."—Theological Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199677948
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Saward is Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, and member of the Theology Faculty, University of Oxford.
John Morrill is Professor of British and Irish History, University of Cambridge.

Michael Tomko is Associate Professor of Literature, Villanova University.

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