Titel: Reformation in Britain and Ireland
Autor/en: Felicity Heal
OXFORD UNIV PR
Februar 2003 - gebunden - 392 Seiten
This is an innovative volume which studies the coming of reform in the sixteenth century more broadly than do traditional national narratives of religious change. It argues for an interactive and comparative understanding of this crucial dimension of British and Irish history. Through the examination of political choices, of ecclesiastical structures, and of individual religious attitudes, it seeks to explain the success or failure of Protestantism in these islands.
1. AUTHORITY AND CONTROL; 2. The State of the Clergy; 3. Communities and Beliefs; 4. THE POLITICS OF REFORM, 1530-1558; 5. The Clergy in the Years of Change; 6. Responses to Change: the Laity and the Church; 7. THE WORD DISSEMINATED; 8. Theology and Worship; 9. CUIUS REGIO, EIUS RELIGIO? THE CHURCHES, POLITICS, AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES, 1558-1600; 10. Reforming People and Community: Church, Clergy, and Laity, 1558-1600
...a sound and updated contribution to Reformation studies which takes account of more recent scholarship ... its innovative methodlogy will make it a work to be sought out and studied. Studia Historiae Ecclesiaticae [a] wonderful book Thomas F. Mayer, Sixteenth Century Journal ... this is a book to take in small bites, to savour, and to digest slowly (perhaps with a glass of fine wine). It truly is a feast for the mind. History ... stunning union of scholarship, common sense, erudition, and charm. History When a volume appears that is part of an eminent series such as the Oxford History of the Christian Church, as this one is, its readers' expectations are inevitably high. We expect a book that is comprehensive, balanced, scholarly, and well-written - in short, a book that one can turn to for decades to come. Happily, this is such a work. History This broad-based work is up to date in its scholarship, and Heal's synthesis will be welcomed by student and teacher alike. Times Literary Supplement Felicity Heal is judicious and balanced. She sees the strengths and weaknesses on all sides, and avoids extreme positions or special pleading ... those bewildered by recent controversies will find in it a sane and balanced evaluation. Church Times The book is extremely up-to-date. Its references are full: advanced students and researchers will find it an invaluable key to the literature on many difficult subjects. Church Times ... a monumental, definitive, and elegant survey of a complex story. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University, H-NET Book Review ... students thirsting to give shape to unformed information will find it a boon. The account of theology throughout the Churches of the islands is the best summary account now available ... Other highlights which will earn student gratitude are, for instance, the crisp survey of current knowledge on that most ambiguous of events, the dissolution of monasteries by Henry VIII, or the introduction to iconophobia and iconoclasm. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University, H-NET Book Review This is a wide-raning book, with topics being covered in an even-handed way. The bibliography is most impressive, and this undoubtedly will become a major text for an up-to-date knowledge of the British Reformations, written in a clear style... Journal of Religious History ... Felicity Heal's volume is unlikely to be challenged in general outline for decades. This is a superb achievement based on a staggering range of reading: clear, and consistently sensible and judicious. It is a fitting complement to Owen Chadwick's recently published volume on the Reformation in the rest of Europe. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University, H-NET Book Review