Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England
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About "Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England"
:Professor Eamon Duffy represents that rare phenomenon - a major Reformation historian who commands a wide general readership. He is a man with a passion to communicate. It was Duffy`s landmark book The Stripping of the Altars (Yale UP) which completely revolutionized reformation studies in the Anglo Saxon world. Far from being 'clean cut' Duffy argued and demonstrated that the reformation process was far more complex and England most certainly did not become protestant over night.Published to mark 500 years since the Reformation in England (1517), this book is also in a sense a follow up to Duffy's book Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition (Bloomsbury Continuum). Reformation Divided falls neatly into three sections: Thomas More and Heresy; The Counter Reformation and the Conversion of England and Reformation Divided: The Godly and the Conversion of England. Duffy examines the reaction of major Catholic thinkers like Thomas More to the reformation, how the Catholic Church responded to the protestant reformation with its own reformation and how the English protestant reformation followed its course under Elizabeth and the continuing puritan tradition.
Meet the Author
Eamon Duffy is professor of the history of Christianity, Cambridge University, and fellow of Magdalene College. He has received many prizes for his previous books, including the Longman-"History Today" prize and the Hawthornden prize. ý