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The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540–1770

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521602419

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  • This second edition features an updated synthesis of the vast scholarship on the history 0f Catholicism from the Council of Trent in the middle of the sixteenth century to the suppression of the Society of Jesus in the eighteenth century. The book covers the doctrinal and ecclesiastical renewal after Trent and the progress of Catholic reconquest in various lands. It also analyses the social composition of the Tridentine clergy and the papal curia and studies the making of early modern sainthood and the enclosure of religious women. An additional chapter on The Catholic Book as well as an updated bibliography are included.

    • Was the first synthesis of the vast scholarship on Catholic renewal in Europe
    • Second edition of a widely praised book
    • The thematic approach on a broad range of subjects (holy women, art, architecture) will appeal to students in European history, religious history and social history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " is good to have available a well-organized study of so many other aspects and developments of early modern Catholicism."
    - Jill Raitt, University of Missouri

    " impressive and useful work of scholarship."
    - H-HRE, Luke Clossey, Department of History, Simon Fraser University

    "Hsia has completed a notable and practical work of scholarship for understanding Counter-Reformation thought."
    Ron. J. Bigalke, Journal of Dispensational Theology

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521602419
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Council of Trent
    2. The new religious orders
    3. The triumphant church
    4. The militant church
    5. The martyred church
    6. The papal curia
    7. Bishops and priests
    8. Counter-reformation saints
    9. Holy women, beatas, demoniacs
    10. Art and architecture
    11. The Catholic book
    12. The Iberian church and empires
    13. The Catholic mission in Asia
    14. From triumph to crisis.

  • Author

    R. Po-Chia Hsia, Pennsylvania State University
    Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia is Professor of History in Pennsylvania State University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Trent 1415: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial (1992) and Blackwell Companion to the World of the Reformation (ed. 2002).

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