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Duffy, Eamon

Works: 94 works in 447 publications in 7 languages and 20,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Church history  Legends  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Informational works  Illustrated works  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4654, B
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Most widely held works by Eamon Duffy
Saints & sinners : a history of the Popes by Eamon Duffy( Book )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the papacy from its beginnings to the reign of John Paul II
The stripping of the altars : traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580 by Eamon Duffy( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important and provocative book offers a fundamental challenge to much that has been written about the pre-Reformation church. Eamon Duffy recreates fifteenth-century English lay people's experience of religion, revealing the richness and complexity of the Catholicism by which men and women structured their experience of the world and their hopes within and beyond it. He then tells the powerful story of the destruction of that Church - the stripping of the altars - from Henry VIII's break with the papacy until the Elizabethan settlement. Bringing together theological, liturgical, literary, and iconographic analysis with historical narrative, Duffy argues that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented the violent rupture of a popular and theologically respectable religious system."--BOOK JACKET. "The first part of the book reviews the main features of religious belief and practice up to 1536. Duffy examines the factors that contributed to the close lay engagement with the structures of late medieval Catholicism: the liturgy that was widely understood even though it was in Latin; the impact of literacy and printing on lay religious knowledge; the conventions and contents of lay prayer; the relation of orthodox religious practice and magic; the Mass and the cult of the saints; and lay belief about death and the afterlife. In the second part of the book Duffy explores the impact of Protestant reforms on this traditional religion, providing new evidence of popular discontent from medieval wills and parish records. He documents the widespread opposition to Protestantism during the reigns of Henry and Edward, discusses Mary's success in reestablishing Catholicism, and describes the public resistance to Elizabeth's dismantling of parochial Catholicism that did not wane until the late 1570s. A major revision to accepted thinking about the spread of the Reformation, this book will be essential reading for students of British history and religion."--Jacket
Fires of faith : Catholic England under Mary Tudor by Eamon Duffy( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Mary Tudor has been remembered as an era of sterile repression, when a reactionary monarch launched a doomed attempt to reimpose Catholicism on an unwilling nation. In this text, Eamon Duffy argues that Mary's regime was neither inept nor backward-looking
The voices of Morebath : Reformation and rebellion in an English village by Eamon Duffy( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fifty years between 1530 and 1580, England moved from being one of the most lavishly Catholic countries in Europe to being a Protestant nation, a land of whitewashed churches and anti-papal preaching. What was the impact of this religious change in the countryside? And how did country people feel about the revolutionary upheavals that transformed their mental and material worlds under Henry VIII and his three children?" "In this book a reformation historian takes us inside the mind and heart of Morebath, a remote and tiny sheep farming village where thirty-three families worked the difficult land on the southern edge of Exmoor. The bulk of Morebath's conventional archives have long since vanished. But from 1520 to 1574, through nearly all the drama of the English Reformation, Morebath's only priest, Sir Christopher Trychay, kept the parish accounts on behalf of the churchwardens. Opinionated, eccentric, and talkative, Sir Christopher filled these vivid scripts for parish meetings with the names and doings of his parishioners. Through his eyes we catch a rare glimpse of the life and pre-reformation piety of a sixteenth-century English village."--Jacket
Ten popes who shook the world by Eamon Duffy( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid stories of the ten popes the author judges "the most influential in history," including St. Peter, the Rock upon whom the Catholic Church was built, and follows with Leo the Great (fifth century), Gregory the Great (sixth century), Gregory VII (eleventh century), Innocent III (thirteenth century), Paul III (sixteenth century), and Pius IX (nineteenth century). Among twentieth-century popes, Duffy examines the lives and contributions of Pius XII, who was elected on the eve of the Second World War, the kindly John XXIII, who captured the world's imagination, and John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 450 years
The golden legend : readings on the saints by Jacobus( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work." --
The church of Mary Tudor by Eamon Duffy( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the theology, pastoral practice, and ecclesiastical administration of the Church in England during Queen Mary's reign. Focusing on the neglected Catholic renaissance which she ushered in, the book traces its influences and emphases, its methods and its rationales, the role of Philip's Spanish clergy and native English Catholics, in relation to the wider influence of the continental Counter Reformation and Mary's humanist learning. Measuring these issues against the reintroduction of papal authority into England, and the balance between persuasion and coercion used by the authorities to restore Catholic worship, the volume offers a more nuanced and balanced view of Mary's religious policies. Addressing such intriguing and under-researched matters from a variety of literary, political and theological perspectives, the essays in this volume cast new light, not only on Marian Catholicism, but also on the wider European religious picture
Marking the hours : English people and their prayers 1240-1570 by Eamon Duffy( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this richly illustrated book, religious historian Eamon Duffy discusses the Book of Hours, unquestionably the most intimate and most widely used book of the later Middle Ages. He examines surviving copies of the personal prayer books which were used for private, domestic devotions, and in which people commonly left traces of their lives. Manuscript prayers, biographical jottings, affectionate messages, autographs, and pious paste-ins often crowd the margins, flyleaves, and blank spaces of such books. From these sometimes clumsy jottings, viewed by generations of librarians and art historians as blemishes at best, vandalism at worst, Duffy teases out precious clues to the private thoughts and public contexts of their owners, and insights into the times in which they lived and prayed. His analysis has a special relevance for the history of women, since women feature very prominently among the identifiable owners and users of the medieval Book of Hours."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Humanism, reform, and the Reformation : the career of Bishop John Fisher( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assembles ten special studies, each devoted to an aspect of Fisher's multifaceted career or to exploring the intellectual and religious outlook of someone who was at the same time a moderniser, a reformer and an opponent of the Reformation. John Fisher's career provides an illuminating perspective on English religious and intellectual history in a crucial phase of development. As a churchman he became the foremost preacher in England, issuing a call to ecclesiastical reform and personal repentance that echoed the call of Savonarola at Florence. At the same time he provides an early example of the pastoral bishop that was to become the ideal of both the Reformation and the Counter Reformation. Finally in the crisis that paved the way for the English Reformation, he became the leading defender of Queen Catherine against the divorce suit of Henry VIII. He was among the small band who were executed in 1535 as conscientious objectors to the oaths of Succession and Royal Ecclesiastical Supremacy. He has been venerated as a Catholic martyr ever since
To trust and to love : sermons and addresses by Michael Mayne( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a great introduction to a collection of Michael Mayne's previously unpublished pieces, sermons and addresses. The extraordinary quality of work contained in Mayne's previous five books is also reflected in this unpublished material. Selecting representative sermons and addresses which come together to form a cohesive narrative, the leading scholar of Michael Mayne's work, Joel Huffstetler has produced a wonderful book. To Trust and to Love will be widely appreciated by all of Mayne's dedicated readers, and enchant many others. He makes the Christian understanding of life intelligible and attractive for people inside and far outside the churches. He teaches us to notice, to wonder, to be astonished. We learn to trust, and to love
The reign of Mary Tudor by James Anthony Froude( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy this biography of Mary Tudor by English historian James Froude. Froude details why the reign of Mary is so detested and compares her persecution of the Protestants while on the throne to that of other monarchs of the age. He also discusses at length her marriage to Philip II of Spain and how that may have contributed to her general contemporary dislike within Britain
Saints, sacrilege and sedition : religion and conflict in the Tudor Reformations by Eamon Duffy( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, Professor Eamon Duffy publishes a book on the broad sweep of the English Reformation. Once again he emphasises the importance of a study of Late Medieval religion and society for an understanding of the Reformation, he rescues Mary Tudor and Cardinal Pole from their detractors but shows once again his brilliance at understanding the effect of the Reformation on the population at large and the common man. Duffy writes at all times with grace, elegance and wit as he sees through the prejudices and myths of other Reformation scholars and demonstrates that the truth is never pure nor simple. This is revisionist history at its very best."--Publisher's description
Reformation divided : Catholics, Protestants and the conversion of England by Eamon Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to mark the 500th anniversary of the events of 1517, Reformation Divided explores the impact in England of the cataclysmic transformations of European Christianity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The religious revolution initiated by Martin Luther is usually referred to as 'The Reformation', a tendentious description implying that the shattering of the medieval religious foundations of Europe was a single process, in which a defective form of Christianity was replaced by one that was unequivocally benign, 'the midwife of the modern world'. The book challenges these assumptions by tracing the ways in which the project of reforming Christendom from within, initiated by Christian 'humanists' like Erasmus and Thomas More, broke apart into conflicting and often murderous energies and ideologies, dividing not only Catholic from Protestant, but creating deep internal rifts within all the churches which emerged from Europe's religious conflicts. The book is in three parts: In 'Thomas More and Heresy', Duffy examines how and why England's greatest humanist apparently abandoned the tolerant humanism of his youthful masterpiece Utopia, and became the bitterest opponent of the early Protestant movement. 'Counter-Reformation England' explores the ways in which post-Reformation English Catholics accommodated themselves to a complex new identity as persecuted religious dissidents within their own country, but in a European context, active participants in the global renewal of the Catholic Church. The book's final section 'The Godly and the Conversion of England' considers the ideals and difficulties of radical reformers attempting to transform the conventional Protestantism of post-Reformation England into something more ardent and committed. In addressing these subjects, Duffy shines new light on the fratricidal ideological conflicts which lasted for more than a century, and whose legacy continues to shape the modern world. - See more at:
Faith of our fathers : reflections on Catholic tradition by Eamon Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In Faith of our fathers, Duffy considers the range of Catholic belief and practice, from prayer for the dead and veneration of the Eucharist, to the place of Mary and the authority of the Pope. In the process he explores the ways in which religious tradition can be a vital Christian resource in the turbulent modern world
Royal books and holy bones : essays in medieval Christianity by Eamon Duffy( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these vivid and approachable essays Eamon Duffy engages with some of the central aspects of Western religion in the thousand years between the decline of pagan Rome and the rise of the Protestant Reformation. In the process he opens windows on the vibrant and multi-faceted beliefs and practices by which medieval people made sense of their world: the fear of death and the impact of devastating pandemic, holy war against Islam and the invention of the blood libel against the Jews, provision for the afterlife and the continuing power of the dead over the living, the meaning of pilgrimage and the evolution of Christian music. Duffy unpicks the stories of the Golden Legend and Yale University's mysterious Voynich manuscript, discusses the cult of 'St.' Henry VI and explores childhood in the Middle Ages. Accompanying the book are a collection of full colour plates which further demonstrate the richness of late medieval religion. In this highly readable collection Eamon Duffy once more challenges existing scholarly narratives and sheds new light on the religion of Britain and Europe before and during the Reformation. -- From dust jacket
Object of devotion : medieval English alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum by Paul Williamson( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Newman : a very brief history by Eamon Duffy( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The canonization of Newman is no conventional accolade to a very pious man. Newman strove all his life after holiness, but he had more than his share of human frailties. He could be tyrannical in friendship, he was thin-skinned and easily offended, slow to forgive, even at times implacable. Canonizations always have a point, which is often political, in the broadest sense. Newman believed passionately that religion without dogma slid inexorably into mere sentiment, and it would be possible to portray him as the patron saint of dogmatism, a model for the tame theologian anxiously eager to stay within the bounds of orthodoxy. But that would be a radical misunderstanding of his life's work. Newman possessed one of the most original Christian minds of modern times, indeed of any time. His significance for the Catholic Church, and for all the churches, is neither as a model of mere piety, nor as a paragon of conformist orthodoxy, but specifically as a teacher and exemplar of Christian thinking at the edge; for the patient, generous, attentive and interrogative mind he brought to bear on the questions of good and evil, meaning and purpose, that are the heart of religion.'--book jacket
The creed in the catechism : the life of God for us by Eamon Duffy( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eamon Duffy explores the first and longest section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, its teaching on the basic framework of Catholic belief, as found in the Apostle's Creed. Drawing on material from a whole range of Christian tradition, from the Scriptures and Early Fathers to the work of modern theologians like Hans Urs von Balthasar and Juan Luis Segundo, he traces the distinctive ideas at work in the Catechism, and assesses its faithfulness to the teachings of the council. His book provides catechists, priests, teachers and the general reader with a non-technical guide to the Catechism, in the light of theological developments and debate in the Church since the Council. Illustrated with material from contemporary literature as well as theology and liturgy, it also provides an introduction in its own right to some of the most fundamental and urgent themes of Christian belief."--Jacket
Saints & sinners by Eamon Duffy( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking to Emmaus by Eamon Duffy( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eamon Duffy is best known as an historian of the papacy and of grass-roots religion in late medieval and Reformation England." "In this new book made up of addresses delivered mostly to university congregations, he turns from the concerns of a particular denomination, to consider the light for living which the Christian message offers in a world where traditional certainties and values often seem in flux. These addresses are all, in one way or another, reflections on the central affirmations of the Christian faith, but they were addressed in most cases to congregations which included not only the religiously committed, but also many who would not describe themselves as believers at all."--Jacket
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Fires of faith : Catholic England under Mary Tudor
The stripping of the altars : traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580Fires of faith : Catholic England under Mary TudorThe voices of Morebath : Reformation and rebellion in an English villageTen popes who shook the worldThe church of Mary TudorMarking the hours : English people and their prayers 1240-1570Humanism, reform, and the Reformation : the career of Bishop John FisherTo trust and to love : sermons and addresses
Alternative Names
Dafijs, Eimons

Eamon Duffy historiador irlandês

Eamon Duffy historian irlandez

Eamon Duffy historien irlandais

Eamon Duffy irischer Kirchenhistoriker

Eamon Duffy Irish historian

Eamon Duffy kerkhistoricus uit Ierland

Έημον Ντάφυ

يامون دوفى


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