The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c. 1400-c. 1580.

@article{Duffy1993TheSO,
  title={The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c. 1400-c. 1580.},
  author={E. Duffy},
  journal={The Eighteenth Century},
  year={1993},
  volume={24},
  pages={224}
}
  • E. Duffy
  • Published 1993
  • History
  • The Eighteenth Century
This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period. From… Expand
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