Popular Religion In Sixteenth-Century England

Popular Religion In Sixteenth-Century England

by Christopher Marsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312210949

ISBN-13: 9780312210946

Pub. Date: 08/15/1998

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This is a lively and accessible study of English religious life during the century of the Reformation. It draws together a wide range of recent research, and makes extensive use of colourful contemporary evidence. The author explores the involvement of ordinary people within, alongside and beyond the church, covering topics such as liturgical practice, church

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This is a lively and accessible study of English religious life during the century of the Reformation. It draws together a wide range of recent research, and makes extensive use of colourful contemporary evidence. The author explores the involvement of ordinary people within, alongside and beyond the church, covering topics such as liturgical practice, church office, relations with the clergy, festivity, religious fellowships, cheap print, "magical" religion, and dissent. The result is a distinctive interpretation of the Reformation as it was experienced by English people, and the strength, resourcefulness and flexibility of their religion emerges as an important theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312210946
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/15/1998
Series:
Social History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Two Snapshots and an Enigma
• What is Popular Religion, and Does it Matter?
• How Can We Study Popular Religion?
• Historiographical Outlines (and Battle-Lines)
• The Narrative Outline
Layfolk within the Church
• The Centrality of the Church
• Participation in Church Services: The Opportunities
• Participation in Church Services: The Response
• Church Materials
• Church Office
• Confession and Catechism
• The People and their Clergy
Layfolk Alongside the Church
• Extra-Liturgical Festivity
• Attitudes to the Church Courts
• Forms of Fellowship
• Testaments of Faith
• Piety in Print
• "Magical" Religion
Layfolk Beyond the Church
• The Distribution of Dissent
• Beliefs
• Behavior
• Continutiesand Interconnections
• Attitudes to Dissent
• Dissent and Popular Religion
Conclusions: The Complaince Concundrum
• The Relative Popularity of Old and New
• The Roots of Obedience
• Reformist Tactics
• Continuities
• The Flexibility of Faith
• Popular Religion through the Reformation
• Glossary
• Bibliography

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