A Jesuit Challenge: Edmond Campion's Debates at the Tower of by James V. Holleran

By James V. Holleran

Within the yr 1581, after 4 days of debating six prime Anglican divines on the Tower of London, Jesuit Edmund Campion (1540-1581) used to be positioned to dying simply because he wouldn't deny his religion. In 1970, the martyred Campion used to be canonized a saint. A Jesuit problem is a book-length version of formerly unpublished Catholic manuscript money owed of these debates.. As corrective old files, those Catholic manuscripts show a rather diverse photo of Campion and his competitors 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 ancient worth, the Catholic manuscripts additionally comprise vigorous exchanges among Campion and his competitors, and supply humanizing information about them. As customized files they trap the dramatic style of a chain of lively debates facing the key theological matters setting apart Protestant England from Catholic Rome in Elizabeth's reign.. including a transcription of the Catholic manuscript money owed, Holleran offers a basic ancient 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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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).

Leys's Catholics in England, 1559-1829: A Social History (London: Longmans, 1961). It should also be noted, as Arnold Pritchard shows (Catholic Loyalism in Elizabethan England [Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979]), that various kinds of "Roman Catholic" beliefs were held by Catholics in England and by Englishmen on the Continent. Because of the differences among English Catholics, Pritchard argues, Catholicism in England survived. After Campion's time, serious disagreements developed between the regular and the secular clergy which led eventually to open dispute, especially at Wisbech Castle (see Bossy, English Catholic Community, pp.

Iohn Feilde student in Divinitie. Nowe perused by the learned men themselves, and thought meete to be published. ]. [STC 18744]. Future references to this work will be cited as A true report. Also, for insightful commentary on A true report, see Peter Milward, Religious Controversies of the Elizabethan Age: A Survey of Printed Sources (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1977), p. 60. Future references to this valuable study will be cited as Milward, Religious Controversies of the Elizabethan Age.

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