Trent and All That
Renaming Catholicism in the Early Modern Era
By (author) John W. O'Malley
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Trent and All That by John W. O'Malley
Book DescriptionCounter Reformation, Catholic Reformation, the Baroque Age, the Tridentine Age, the Confessional Age: why does Catholicism in the early modern era go by so many names? and what political situations, what religious and cultural prejudices in the 19th and 20th centuries gave rise to this confusion? Taking up these questions, the author works out a guide to the intellectual and historical developments behind the concepts of Catholic reform, the Counter Reformation, and, in his term, Early Modern Catholicism. The result is the single overview of scholarship on Catholicism in early modern Europe, delivered in a pithy, lucid, and entertaining style. although its subject is fundamental to virtually all other issues relating to 16th and 17th century Europe, there is no other book like this in any language. More than a historiographical review, this book makes a compelling case for subsuming the present confusion of terminology under the concept of Early Modern Catholicism. The term indicates clearly what this book demonstrates: the Early Modern Catholicism was an aspect of early modern history, which is strongly influenced and by which it was itself in large measure determined. As a reviewer commented, O'Malley's discussion of terminology "opens up a different way of conceiving of the whole history of Catholicism between the Reformation and the French Revolution".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674008137
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John W. O'Malley
Catholic History for Today's Church, Hardback (September 2015)
We can't understand the issues swirling in today's Catholic Church without understanding the past. In this book acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, illuminates contentious issues-from celibacy to the role of the pope-through their history and then shows how that past connects with life today.
Jesuits, Hardback (October 2014)
In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief book is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history.
Trent, Hardback (January 2013)
Trent, the Catholic Church's attempt to put its house in order after the Reformation, has long been praised and blamed for things it never did. This one-volume history, the first in modern times, explores the volatile issues that pushed several Holy Roman emperors, kings and queens of France, five popes, and all of Europe to the brink of disaster.
History of the Popes, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by John W. O'Malley
Tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world-the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years.
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Author Biography - John W. O'Malley
John W. O'Malley is University Professor at Georgetown University.
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