Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England

Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England

by Christine Peters
     
 

This book offers a new interpretation of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism in the English Reformation, and explores its implications for an understanding of women and gender. Central to this is an appreciation of the significance of medieval Christocentric piety in offering a bridge to Reformation, and in shaping the nature of Protestantism in the… See more details below

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This book offers a new interpretation of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism in the English Reformation, and explores its implications for an understanding of women and gender. Central to this is an appreciation of the significance of medieval Christocentric piety in offering a bridge to Reformation, and in shaping the nature of Protestantism in the period up to the Civil War. Not only does this explain much of the support for Protestantism, but it also suggests the need to question assumptions that the 'loss' of the Virgin Mary and the saints was detrimental to women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521093446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Religious roles10
2Religious choices40
3The Virgin Mary and Christocentric devotion60
4The saints97
5Eve and the responsibility for sin130
6Responses to Reformation change154
7Parish religion in the Reformation170
8The godly woman195
9The Virgin Mary and the saints207
10The return to the Old Testament246
11Martyrs270
12Adam's Fall294
13Godly marriage314
Conclusion343
AppChurchwardens' accounts before 1570350
Bibliography363
Index380

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