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Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Spain : European Studies Series - Helen Rawlings

Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Spain

European Studies Series

Paperback Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9780333636954
Number Of Pages: 185

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This book sets out to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of Spain's Catholic identity in the early modern period. Traditionally the Spanish Church has been seen as a major bastion of orthodoxy and intolerance. Modern historians now see the Church as a much more complex and diverse institution in which tolerance and conservatism coexisted. The text provides evidence of the survival of multi-culturalism in Spanish society, the extent of innovative trends in religious scholarship, the partial nature of ecclesiastical reform, the vitality of popular religious culture and the shortcomings of the missionary enterprise overseas.

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'This is an excellent study of the Spanish Church that draws on primary sources and the most recent secondary material. It is well-written, well-argued, and well-illustrated with good examples.' - Lorraine White, University of Wollongong, Australia 'Clear and concise, well-balanced, and reflects the most recent scholarship.' - Dr A.D. Wright, University of Leeds

Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Tables and Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Breakdown of Spain's Multi-Cultural Heritagep. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Spanish Societyp. 2
The Establishment of the Spanish Inquisitionp. 7
The End of Moorish Spain?p. 13
The Fate of the Moriscop. 18
The Decision to Expelp. 22
The Aftermathp. 24
Conclusionp. 26
Traditionalism and Innovation in the Spanish Churchp. 27
Introductionp. 27
Erasmian Humanism and Biblical Scholarshipp. 28
The Attack on Erasmus and Erasmiansp. 30
Catholic Reformers Condemnedp. 32
The Protestant Threat of Mid-Centuryp. 37
Inquisitorial Censorship and the 1559 Indexp. 42
The Archbishop of Toledo Accused of Heresyp. 44
Conclusion: Biblical Scholarship Under Scrutinyp. 47
The Reform of the Ecclesiastical Estatep. 50
Introductionp. 50
The Condition of the Clerical Estate and Early Reform Initiativesp. 51
The Council of Trent and the Definition of Dogma and Disciplinep. 54
The Application of Diocesan Reformp. 55
The Reform of the Episcopatep. 58
The Reform of the Priesthoodp. 67
The Reform of the Religious Ordersp. 73
Conclusionp. 76
The Church and the Peoplep. 78
Introductionp. 78
The Christianisation of the Peoplep. 79
Sacramental Observancep. 84
Forms of Popular Religious Culturep. 89
The Universal Brotherhood of Believersp. 95
Conclusionp. 98
The Church in the New Worldp. 100
Introductionp. 100
Colonisation and Evangelisation: the Jurisdictional Debatep. 101
Missionary Euphoriap. 107
A Clash of Culturesp. 110
Divisions of Authorityp. 114
Conclusionp. 116
Crisis and Resilience in the Early Seventeenth-Century Spanish Churchp. 119
Introduction: Crisis in Castilep. 119
Arbitrismo and the Churchp. 120
The Clericalisation of Spanish Societyp. 124
The Growth of the Religious Ordersp. 127
The Temporalities of the Spanish Church: Pressures and Survivalp. 130
The Fiscal Burdenp. 135
A Crisis of Religious Conscience in Societyp. 139
Conclusionp. 142
Conclusionp. 144
Profiles of Church Leaders and Reformersp. 148
Notesp. 161
Select Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780333636954
ISBN-10: 0333636953
Series: European Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 30th May 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1