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Admonition to the Parliament

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(1572).

A Puritan manifesto demanding a non-episcopal constitution for the English Church. It was issued anonymously, but responsibility for it was probably correctly attributed...

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Albert Hardenberg

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(c.1510–74),

Reformer. He entered the monastery of Aduard c.1527. He later came into contact with J. Laski and other Reformers, whom he openly joined in 1542. He went to Cologne...

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Albert Pighi

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1490–1542),

Dutch Catholic theologian. His main work, Hierarchiae Ecclesiasticae Assertio (1538), was an elaborate defence of tradition as a source of Christian truth...

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Alexander Alesius

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(1500–65),

alternatively ‘Aless’ or ‘Alane’, Scottish Lutheran divine. A native of Edinburgh, he studied at St Andrews, where he became a canon. Selected in 1527 to confute Patrick...

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Angela Merici

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1474–1540),

foundress of the Ursuline nuns. Born at Desenzano (near Lake Garda), she was orphaned in early life, but became a Franciscan tertiary and devoted herself with several...

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Antony Zaccaria

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1502–39),

founder of the Barnabite Order. Born at Cremona, he studied medicine at Padua University and practised in his home town as a doctor. But he became a priest in 1528,...

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Assemblies of the French Clergy

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The quinquennial meetings of representatives of the French RC clergy which were an established institution from the end of the 16th cent. until the French Revolution. The ‘extraordinary’...

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Bartolomé Medina

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(1527–80),

Spanish Dominican theologian. He has been called the ‘Father of Probabilism’ (q.v.). In his commentary on St Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae, he defends the view that...

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Bernt Rothmann

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(c.1495–c.1535),

German Anabaptist. In 1529 he was appointed chaplain of a church in Warendorf, near Münster. After visiting P. Melanchthon and W. Capito in 1531, he supported the...

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Boniface IX

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(c.1350–1404),

Pope from 2 November 1389 until his death on 1 October 1404, was born into an impoverished aristocratic family in Naples; his baptismal name was Pietro Tomacelli. He...

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