Reformation in Britain and Ireland
By (author) Dr. Felicity Heal
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Reformation in Britain and Ireland by Dr. Felicity Heal
Book DescriptionThe study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative of religious change in the four countries/three kingdoms. The text uses a broadly chronological framework to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-Reformation churches; the political crises of the break with Rome; the development of Protestantism and changes in popular religious culture. The tools of conversion - the Bible, preaching and catechising - are accorded specific attention, as is doctrinal change. It is argued that political calculations did most to determine the success or failure of reformation, though the ideological commitment of a clerical elite was also of central significance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199280155
(234mm x 157mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Reformation in Britain and Ireland, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Dr. Felicity Heal
Studies the coming of reform in the sixteenth century. This book argues for a comparative understanding of this crucial dimension of British and Irish history. Through the examination of political choices, ecclesiastical structures, and individual religious attitudes, it seeks to explain the success or failure of Protestantism in these islands.
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Author Biography - Dr. Felicity Heal
Felicity Heal is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.
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