Recusants, Church-Papists, and "Comfortable" Missionaries: Assessing the Post-Reformation English Catholic Community

  title={Recusants, Church-Papists, and "Comfortable" Missionaries: Assessing the Post-Reformation English Catholic Community},
  author={Andrew R. Muldoon},
  journal={The Catholic Historical Review},
  pages={242 - 257}
  • A. Muldoon
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • History
  • The Catholic Historical Review
One of the more pronounced shifts in British historical thought in the last quarter-century has been the re-interpretation of the English Reformation. What was once presented as a swift and sure Protestant transformation that swept all of England has lately appeared as a slow, controversial, and not imme diately successful process. The work of A. G. Dickens and Geoffrey Elton, which portrayed a speedy Reformation, has lost favor among ecclesiastical historians.1 The emphasis now, as… 

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