Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559-1642 [NOOK Book]

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Through compelling personal stories and in rich detail, McClain reveals the give-and-take interaction between the institutional church in Rome and the needs of believers and the hands-on clergy who provided their pastoral care within England. In doing so, she illuminates larger issues of how believers and low-level clergy push the limits of official orthodoxy in order to meet devotional needs.
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Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559-1642

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Overview

Through compelling personal stories and in rich detail, McClain reveals the give-and-take interaction between the institutional church in Rome and the needs of believers and the hands-on clergy who provided their pastoral care within England. In doing so, she illuminates larger issues of how believers and low-level clergy push the limits of official orthodoxy in order to meet devotional needs.
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'Her detailed investigations into some of the remoter by-ways of ecclesiastical and social history make fascinating reading.' – New Directions
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Lisa McClain is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Women's Studies at Boise State University. She studies popular religion during the Reformation era, and has authored articles in journals such as the Sixteenth Century Journal and the Journal of Religious History.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 "Knitting the Remnants": Catholic Challenges and Priorities in Protestant England 19
Ch. 2 A "Church" without a Church: English Catholics' Search for Religious Space 55
Ch. 3 Using What's at Hand: English Catholic Reinterpretations of the Rosary 81
Ch. 4 Reclaiming the Body: Receiving the Benefits of the Mass in the Absence of Priests 109
Ch. 5 Lawyers, Jailbirds, Grocers, and Diplomats: Catholic Options for Piety and Community in London 141
Ch. 6 Katholik Kernow: Catholics of Cornwall 171
Ch. 7 "Border of Wickedness?": Catholics in the Northern Shires 203
Ch. 8 From the Old Comes the New: Catholic Identities and Alternative Forms of Community 233
Conclusion 269
Notes 275
Select Bibliography 365
Index 383
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