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The Catholic Reformation

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Discussion topics and Essay Questions

  • Are the Reformation and Counter-Reformation better seen as competing or complementary forces?
  • To what extent did the religion practised by the Catholic laity change in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?
  • What were the principal challenges in establishing Catholicism as a 'global' religion?

Documents

**NOTE: Some eresources are accessible only on-campus or via off-campus proxies or the athens service**

Texts

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Images

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Audio and Video Links

Radio 4 programme 'In Our Time' on The Jesuits
Trailer for film 'Silence', directed by Martin Scorsese (2016)
Search for suitable versions of the following pieces on https://www.youtube.com
Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli, 'Kyrie'
Missa De Batalla, Gloria (La Capella Reial De Catalunya)
Vivaldi, Gloria, 'Cum sancto spiritu'
Grandi, O Quam Tu Pulchra Es, from Ghirlanda Sacra

Secondary literature

Selected Key Texts

Further reading

a) The European Catholic Reformation
b) Global Catholicism

Module Forum

Module Homepage

E-Resources

Chronology

Glossary of Religious Terms

External Links

Reformation Primary Sources - see documents in section on 'Counterreformation & Katholic Reformation'

'The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent' - transcription of decrees coming out of each session

Vulgate Bible - transcription of the Latin Vulgate Bible

Gutenberg Bible - copies of Johann Guternberg's Bible (c.1450)