Counter Reformation

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the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected)

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Mary Laven's introductory essay and final essay (the latter on the legacies of Counter-Reformation Catholicism) work well both to frame this collection and to whet the reader's intellectual appetite.
According to Parry, this eclecticism is partly a reflection of the Laudian emphasis on continuity with pre- and Counter-Reformation Christianity (cleansed of superstitious abuses).
These vernacular tomes, consisting largely of sermon collections and devotional works expounding the ideals of the Counter-Reformation, were intended for broad lay consumption.
For example, one yellow box explains what was happening in art during China's Ming Dynasty at the time of Europe's Counter-Reformation.
Years ago, Vonnegut attended the New York City premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem, based on the choral mass for the dead promulgated by the Counter-Reformation Council of Trent.
Thus we segue nicely into Luebke's somewhat shorter, but no less worthy, collection of counter-reformation articles, which was perhaps published as a counter-balance to Dixon.
On a trip to Moravia, in the Czech Republic, in 1995, he canonized a 17th-century priest who had been tortured to death during the religious wars that followed the Counter-Reformation.
Those whose knowledge of transalpine Counter-Reformation music is limited to Vienna and its tributaries will profit from this and Sehnal's other writings.
Edwards reveals the long persistence of mediaeval attitudes, particularly where the Counter-Reformation was most effective, and suggests that economic pragmatism of a traditional and straightforward (rather than new and enlightened) kind was generally the cause of tolerance.
He was a seventh century baroque master who, more than any other artist of his day, evoked the counter-Reformation spirit by combining the physical reality of his subjects with the underlying mysticism of their religious experience.
He says it also compels scholars to rethink an entire epoch conventionally denoted by the sequence Renaissance, Reformation, and Counter-Reformation.
His account foregrounds the role of Cardinal Reginald Pole, Mary's confidant, papal legate, and archbishop of Canterbury, in leading the restoration of Catholicism and creating in the English church a model for Counter-Reformation Europe.
Mary Laven kindly insisted that her paper was to be on Counter-Reformation Catholicism and that my neutral label was simply too flabby--and, yes, she knew quite well what she was doing in using that term.
In his preface, Richard John Neuhaus makes the astute point that while Kierkegaard is often regarded as a conservative, Counter-Reformation thinker, he was in truth a hippie in a cravat.
Schindler traces changes in form and meaning of the ritual, under the impact of the Protestant Reformation, Catholic Counter-Reformation, and the disciplinary intervention of the state.