By Professor Houliston Victor
During his lifetime, the Jesuit priest Robert people (1546–1610) was once arguably the major determine scuffling with for the re-establishment of Catholicism in England. while his colleague Edmund Campion may well now be greater recognized it used to be Persons's tireless efforts that stored the Jesuit challenge alive in the course of the tough days of Elizabeth's reign. during this new examine, Person's existence and exceptional literary output are analysed and placed into the wider context of modern Catholic scholarship. The ebook bridges the distance among ancient reviews, at the one hand, and literary reports at the different, by means of targeting Persons's contribution as a author to the polemical tradition of the overdue 16th and early 17th centuries.
As good as discussing his wider achievements as chief of the English Jesuits – founding 3 seminaries for English clergymen, corresponding frequently with Catholic activists in England, writing over thirty books, protecting the submit of rector of the English collage in Rome, and being a depended on advisor to the papacy on English affairs – this research seems to be intimately at what's arguably his maximum legacy, the 1st Booke of the Christian workout (more generally known as the publication of Resolution). That ebook, first released in 1582, was once to turn out the cornerstone of Persons's missionary attempt, and a favored paintings of Catholic devotion, working to numerous variants over the arrival years.
Although individuals was once finally unsuccessful in his ambition to come back England to the Catholic fold, the tale of his lifestyles and works finds a lot concerning the ecclesiastical fight that gripped early sleek Europe. through delivering an intensive and up to date reassessment of people this research not just makes an important contribution to our knowing of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism, but in addition of the Jesuit proposal of the 'apostolate of writing'.
This booklet is released at the side of the Jesuit historic Institute sequence 'Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societatis Iesu'.
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