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By Eamon Duffy,David Loades

The reign of Queen Mary is popularly remembered principally for her re-introduction of Catholicism into England, and particularly for the persecution of Protestants, memorably defined in John Foxe's Acts and Monuments. Mary's short reign has usually been handled as an aberrant interruption of England's march to positive Protestantism, a interval of political sterility, international impact and non secular repression rightly eclipsed by means of the happier reign of her extra sympathetic half-sister, Elizabeth. In pursuit of a extra balanced evaluation of Mary's spiritual regulations, this quantity explores the theology, pastoral perform and ecclesiastical management of the Church in England in the course of her reign. concentrating on the overlooked Catholic renaissance which she ushered in, the publication lines its impacts and emphases, its tools and its rationales - jointly the position of Philip's Spanish clergy and local English Catholics - relating to the broader effect of the continental Counter Reformation and Mary's humanist studying. Measuring those matters opposed to the reintroduction of papal authority into England, and the stability among persuasion and coercion utilized by the specialists to revive Catholic worship, the quantity bargains a extra nuanced and balanced view of Mary's non secular regulations. Addressing such fascinating and under-researched issues from numerous literary, political and theological views, the essays during this quantity solid new mild, not just on Marian Catholicism, but additionally at the wider eu spiritual picture.

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