Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England (Catholic by Victor Houliston

By Victor Houliston

Among ecclesiastical historians, there was elevated curiosity in English Catholicism over the last two decades end result of the re-assessment of spiritual conflicts in early sleek England, in particular the function of the Jesuits. hypothesis approximately Shakespeare's Catholicism has targeted the eye of literary students at the event of Elizabethan Catholics. This ebook bridges the distance among old and political experiences of the profession of the Jesuit Robert folks at the one hand and literary reports of Shakespeare and different authors, by way of targeting folks' contribution as a author to the polemical tradition of the past due 16th and early 17th centuries. delivering a learn of the writing occupation of Robert individuals, chief of the Elizabethan Jesuits, visible as an apostolate in addition to a polemical contestation, this booklet relates folks' interventions in quite a few controversies throughout the interval 1580-1610 to the formative reasons of the "Christian listing" (1582), his recognized and phenomenally profitable paintings of devotion. This publication was once initially often called the "Book of Resolution", which additionally refers to individuals' indefatigability as a author. The research makes an important contribution to our realizing of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism in England, and to the Jesuit thought of the 'apostolate of writing'.

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