Chapter

COMMUNITIES AND BELIEFS

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780198269243
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602412 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269242.003.0004

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 COMMUNITIES AND BELIEFS

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The concluding chapter of the 1st part discusses communities and beliefs: lay religious behaviour and devotion before the Reformation, the nature of the parish, the sacramental life of the community, images, and pilgrimage. Its final section evaluates popular dissent and Lollardy. The problems of Scottish and Irish evidence are discussed. The strength of traditional English religious behaviour and belief is emphasized.

Keywords: guilds; images; laity; parish; pilgrimage; Lollardy; sacraments

Chapter.  15820 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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