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The blind devotion of the people : popular religion and the English Reformation

Author: Robert Whiting
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This is a major investigation of the English Reformation, based primarily on original research in the south-west. Dr Whiting's controversial conclusion is that for most of the population the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whiting
ISBN: 0521424399 9780521424394
OCLC Number: 27353146
Description: xii, 302 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Notes; 1. Introduction; 2. Survey; Part I. Assessment: 3. Dependent activities: sacraments, ceremonies and intercessions; 4. Independent activities: prayers, images and cult objects; 5. Inclusive institutions: parish churches, chapels and guilds; 6. Exclusive institutions: papacy, religious orders and secular clergy; 7. Summation of Part I; Part II. Explanation: 8. Spiritual motivations: Lutheranism, Calvinism and other faiths; 9. Non-spiritual motivations: politics, economics and other forces; 10. Mediate influences: literature, drama and art; 11. Immediate influences: example, action and oral communication; 12. Summation of Part II; 13. Perspective; Appendices; Bibliography and abbreviations; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Responsibility: Robert Whiting.

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