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The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. März 2005

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  • Taschenbuch: 680 Seiten
  • Verlag: Yale University Press; Auflage: 2 Rev ed. (11. März 2005)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0300108281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300108286
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,1 x 15,5 x 4,3 cm
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From reviews of the first edition:"A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read."-Patricia Morrison, Financial Times "Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated... Duffy's analysis ... carries conviction."-Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books "This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike."-Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement "It has had huge influence in departments of literature and religious studies, as well as those of history. At the same time, it has reached a broad general public interested in the Roman Catholic inheritance in Britain. Its successes came not only from Duffy's scholarship and style, but also from Yale's nurturing, marketing and production values, and from the responses in such places as the TLS."-Jonathan Bate, Times Literary Supplement -- Jonathan Bate TLS

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This profoundly influential book re-examines events leading up to the Reformation in England and illuminates our understanding of the period. A prize-winning account, it recreates lay people's experience of the religion of the pre-Reformation church showing that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a substantial new introduction, including a discussion of the Lollards and reflecting on recent developments in Reformation studies. 'A mighty and momentous book ...which reorders one's thinking about much of England's religious past.' Jack Scarisbrick, The Tablet 'Duffy wants to show the vitality and appeal of late medieval Catholicism and to prove that it exerted a diverse and vigorous hold over the imagination and loyalty of the people up to the very moment of the Reformation. He succeeds triumphantly.'Susan Bridgen, London Review of Books 'A magnificent scholarly achievement, a compelling read, and not a page too long.'

Patricia Morrison, Financial Times 'A landmark book in the history of the Reformation.' Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Sixteenth Century Journal 'This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike. Duffy sweeps the reader along ...by his lively and absorbing detail, his piercing insights, patient analysis, and his vigour in debates.' Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement 'Sensitively written and beautifully produced, this book represents a major contribution to the Reformation debate.' Norman Tanner, The Times 'Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated.' Maurice Keen, The New York Review of Books


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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 3. Dezember 1998
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This is the most enjoyable book I've read in the last five years. I learned so much about what the church was like in England before the Reformation. There was so much of this I didn't know, and finding it out was like recovering a long-lost treasure. The details are marvellous.
Reading about the changes which came about in the reigns of HenryVIIIth, Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth was extremely informative. Now I understand how the reformers and the monarchs who supported them managed to change the church of England from the Catholic church it was into a very different, and very protestant organisation.
Whether you have religious inclinations or not, this book is a great read. At the very least, you'll like reading about this period in history.
If you're an Anglican, you might be particularly fascinated to read about what your church was like before the Reformation. I was, and I think we lost a lot of the richness of traditional worship when Cramner et all came along and ripped away so many beautiful traditions from the church.
I am very grateful to Eamon Duffy for writing such a detailed account, and for making it all such a great read.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von ctaibi@pipeline.com am 30. Juni 1999
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The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England by Eamon Duffy is an excellent study of the Protestant reformation in England by a top-notch historian. Mr. Duffy has delved deeply into the period's primary sources including hundreds of church logs, primers, manuals, wills, and diaries. An intellectual tour de force, it is accessible to the average reader.
The Stripping of the Altars is the story of traditional Catholics desperately trying to preserve their faith against tyrannical rulers who tear down their altars, change the language of their Mass, mock their devotions, destroy their statues, and decimate their liturgical year. It is a tale of courage amid great tragedy and it proves that the Faith in England was stolen, not lost. Most of all it presents the beauty and power of traditional Roman Catholicism.
The Stripping of the Altars is a wonderful examination of the faith of medieval Englishmen and it is an excellent complement to Cranmer's Godly Order by Michael Davies.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Elizabeth G. Melillo am 21. Juli 2000
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Be forewarned - even the most avid students of the Tudor era will find that many of their notions are challenged. The work is overwhelming in its intriguing detail, fleshing out the entire picture of English medieval devotion as well as social conditions, and the impact of certain negative aspects of the Reformation that many of us would prefer not to consider.
Challenging and enriching as a work of history, the Stripping of the Altars also will cause the devout to ponder many a point. This is no "light read" - but the time and attention it takes to get through this actually quite readable work will not be stressful, because it is so totally engrossing. Put this on the shelf of anyone who wishes to fulfil the Anglican exhortation to have an inquiring mind.
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Duffy shows that, contrary to the received wisdom, the reformation was not a necessary aggiornamento of a worn out church, but was imposed by a few determined extremists on a largely faithful population. While some may feel that he gives more detail than is strictly necessary, and the many and lengthy quotes in 16c. spelling get wearisome, the overall effect is very powerful, and from the Catholic viewpoint, very encouraging. The Reformation did not need to happen. There is no reason to believe that in time it cannot be reversed.
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von waka-jawaka@worldnet.att.net am 13. Oktober 1997
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A warning to potential readers with strong Christian convictions: this book may send you into a frenzy! Duffy's complex look into the character and nature of late medieval Christainity, and the subsequent effect of the English Reformation upon it is, to say the least, different. His style, if fairly biased, is both fluid and engaging, and his research is of the finest quality. Although one may find it quite easy to pick apart Duffy's argument, as I found myself doing, it nevertheless stands as quite an achievement. He spends an enormous amount of time and energy delving into a rather compelling arguement about the common practices and beliefs of 15th century English catholics, largely in an attempt to show that the Reformation in England was not as popular a movement as many people might believe. Truly a fascinating, well written, and vastly debatable work of history; without a doubt a "must-read" for the Reformation historian or devotee.
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