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The Catholic Priesthood and the English Reformation
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The Catholic Priesthood and the English Reformation

Peter Marshall


In this scholarly new study, the author offers a fresh look at the impact of the English Reformation at parish level. The religious changes of Henry VIII and Edward VI had a profound effect upon the clergy of the English church, raising questions as to its status, jurisdiction, and proper place in the divine scheme of salvation. This is the first full examination of the cumulative impact of these changes upon the relationship between priests in the parishes and the lay men and women who depended upon them for spiritual nourishment and religious instruction, and who not infrequently found them ... More

Keywords: English Reformation, parish, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Catholic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Marshall, author
University of Warwick
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