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Catholic devotion in Victorian England

Author: Mary Heimann
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first full study of English Catholic spirituality in the modern period. Dr Heimann reassesses Roman Catholic piety as practised in Victorian England, stressing the importance of devotion in shaping the characteristics of the Catholic community. Prayers, devotions, catechisms, confraternities, and missionary work enabled traditional English Catholicism not only to survive, but to emerge as the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Heimann
ISBN: 019820597X 9780198205975
OCLC Number: 35657786
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Received Ideas --
2. Devotions in Common --
3. Familiar Prayers --
4. A Community Apart --
5. An English Piety.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Mary Heimann.
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This is a scholarly reassessment of English Roman Catholic piety at grass-roots level in Victorian England. Dr Heimann's study offers a controversial analysis of the influence of long-established  Read more...

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