By James V. Holleran
Within the yr 1581, after 4 days of debating six major Anglican divines on the Tower of London, Jesuit Edmund Campion (1540-1581) used to be placed to dying simply because he wouldn't deny his religion. In 1970, the martyred Campion was once canonized a saint. A Jesuit problem is a book-length variation of formerly unpublished Catholic manuscript money owed of these debates.. As corrective historic records, those Catholic manuscripts demonstrate a relatively assorted photo of Campion and his rivals from that represented within the government's released model, and therefore supply us a fuller and extra balanced knowing of what truly came about. as well as their historic price, the Catholic manuscripts additionally contain energetic exchanges among Campion and his rivals, and supply humanizing information about them. As customized files they catch the dramatic taste of a sequence of lively debates facing the most important theological concerns keeping apart Protestant England from Catholic Rome in Elizabeth's reign.. including a transcription of the Catholic manuscript debts, Holleran provides a basic old creation to the debates, an in depth description of the manuscripts, short supplementary commentaries in regards to the debates, and an entire set of explanatory notes.
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Pp. 494-518, for an historical survey of studies about Puritanism; Mark H. H. Green, Religion at Oxford and Cambridge (London: SCM Press, 1964). 17 A large number of historical studies reveal a renewed interest in the religious problems of Elizabeth's reign. A recent collection of essays, for example, commemorating the first centenary of Campion Hall, Oxford, which supplies valuable background information is: Thomas M. , The Reconed Expense: Edmund Campion and the Early English Jesuits (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1996).
The lower classes were apparently occupied with the realities of making a living. On this subject the reader may wish to see Alison Plowden's Danger to Elizabeth: The Catholics Under Elizabeth I (New York: Stein and Day, 1973). In The English Catholic Community, 1570-1850 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976), John Bossy, a leading authority, argues that after 1570 Catholicism in England took a new form. Pre-Reformation Catholicism was characterized by such figures as Henry VIII, More, Fisher, and Pole (p.
21 It is difficult to determine the number of Catholics who died for their religion during Elizabeth's reign, for not all records are complete, nor have all been studied. Also, many Catholics died while imprisoned and many others soon after their release. For accounts about these Catholics, see P. Caraman and J. Walsh, The Catholic Martyrs of England and Wales, 1535-1680: A Chronological List (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1979); Philip Caraman, The Other Face: Catholic Life Under Elizabeth I (London: Longmans, 1960).
A Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581 by James V. Holleran