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Among ecclesiastical historians, there was elevated curiosity in English Catholicism during the last two decades because of the re-assessment of non secular conflicts in early smooth England, particularly the function of the Jesuits. hypothesis approximately Shakespeare's Catholicism has targeted the eye of literary students at the event of Elizabethan Catholics. This ebook bridges the space among old and political reviews of the profession of the Jesuit Robert individuals at the one hand and literary reviews of Shakespeare and different authors, through targeting individuals' contribution as a author to the polemical tradition of the overdue 16th and early 17th centuries. supplying a research of the writing profession of Robert folks, chief of the Elizabethan Jesuits, visible as an apostolate in addition to a polemical contestation, this publication relates people' interventions in numerous controversies through the interval 1580-1610 to the formative reasons of the "Christian listing" (1582), his recognized and phenomenally winning paintings of devotion. This e-book used to be initially referred to as the "Book of Resolution", which additionally refers to people' indefatigability as a author. The learn makes an important contribution to our knowing of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism in England, and to the Jesuit thought of the 'apostolate of writing'

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30, 80. 50 Another social insult was to call Persons and his fellow-Jesuits ‘allobrogicks’ (from the Latin name of a Genevan tribe) or ‘Puritans’. These terms of abuse insinuated a pharisaical, discourteous and dogmatic attitude. Unlike other religious, Jesuits did not sing in choir; this could be taken as a sign of a lowering of the tone of religious life, a falling off from the dignity of past ages. The appellants indeed represented, in an exaggerated way, that strain of feeling amongst post-Reformation Catholics that was most preoccupied with the lost glory of the institutional church.

107; William Watson, A Decacordon of Ten Quodlibeticall Questions concerning Religion and State (London, 1602), p. 266. 43 Thomas James, The Jesuites Downefall … Together with the Life of Father Parsons an English Jesuite (Oxford, 1612), p. 59. 44 Leicester’s Commonwealth. Conceived, spoken and published with most earnest protestation of all dutiful good-will and affection towards this realm. By Robert Parsons (London, 1641). 45 Here the chief movers were Christopher Bagshaw and William Watson.

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