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Enforcing the English Reformation in Ireland : clerical resistance and political conflict in the Diocese of Dublin, 1534-1590 / James Murray.

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Subject: Church of Ireland. Diocese of Dublin > History > 16th century.
Church of Ireland. Diocese of Dublin.
Reformation > Ireland.
Reformation > England.
Ireland > Church history > 16th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780521770385
  • ISBN: 0521770386
  • ISBN: 9780511508301
  • ISBN: 0511508301
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 353 pages).
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-344) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "Handmaid" of the English church : the Diocese of Dublin on the eve of the Reformation -- Faithful Catholics of the English nation : patriotism, canon law, and the corporate clergy -- Rebellion and supremacy : Archbishop Browne, clerical opposition, and the enforcement of the early Reformation, 1534-40 -- "God's laws and ours together" : Archbishop Browne, political reform, and the emergence of a new religious settlement, 1540-2 -- The rise and fall of the Viceroy's settlement : property, canon law, and politics during the St. Leger era, 1542-53 -- Archbishop Dowdall and the restoration of Catholicism in Dublin, 1553-5 -- Rejuvenation and survival : the old religion during the Episcopacy of Hugh Curwen, 1555-67 -- Archbishop Loftus and the drive to Protestantise Dublin, 1567-90.
Review: "This book explores the enforcement of the English Reformation in the heartland of English Ireland during the sixteenth century. Focusing on the diocese of Dublin - the central ecclesiastical unit of the Pale - James Murray explains why the various initiatives undertaken by the reforming archbishops of Dublin, and several of the Tudor viceroys, to secure the allegiance of the indigenous community to the established church ultimately failed. Led by its clergy, the Pale's loyal colonial community ultimately rejected the Reformation and Protestantism because it perceived them to be irreconcilable with its own traditional English culture and medieval Catholic identity. Dr Murray identifies the Marian period, and the opening decade of Elizabeth's reign, as the crucial times during which this attachment to survivalist Catholicism solidified and became a sufficiently powerful ideological force to stand against the theological and liturgical innovations advanced by the Protestant reformers."--Jacket.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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