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The Religion of the Poor : Rural Missions in Europe and the Formation of Modern Catholicism, c.1500-c.1800 - Louis Chatellier

The Religion of the Poor

Rural Missions in Europe and the Formation of Modern Catholicism, c.1500-c.1800

By: Louis Chatellier, Brian Pearce (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521562010
Number Of Pages: 262

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The Religion of the Poor is an ambitious survey of Catholic missions into the European countryside from 1500 to 1800. The acclaimed French historian Louis Chatellier analyses the impulses to missionary activity at the end of the Middle Ages, and the specific conception of Ignatius Loyola. He then outlines in detail the development of missionary activity after the Council of Trent. In the second part Professor Chatellier discusses the type of religion proffered by the missionaries, examining a variety of key themes in Catholic belief, including the role of deity, of the cross, and of Satan. The book contains a concluding summary of the impact of these rural missions up to the French Revolution, and documents the way in which they changed in reaction to external social and political circumstance.

'Chatellier's potent book fills a glaring gap in our understanding of Christian mission ... this book will perform long service as a mine for students and researchers alike.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

List of Abbreviations
List of Maps
The Extent of the Missions In Europe
From the Middle Ages to modern times
The spirit of the Council
From the missionary impulse to the impossible mission
The World Disillusioned
The cross
From pardon to salvation
Towards A New Religion
Changing the village
The missions challenged
From the religion of the poor to the religion of modern times
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ISBN: 9780521562010
ISBN-10: 0521562015
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 28th August 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.52