Clerical Marriage and the English Reformation: Precedent, Policy, and Practice

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This volume is an examination of the debate over clerical marriage in Reformation polemic, and of its impact on the English clergy in the second half of the sixteenth century. Clerical celibacy was more than an abstract theological concept; it was a central image of mediaeval Catholicism which was shattered by the doctrinal iconoclasm of Protestant reformers. This study sets the debate over clerical marriage within the context of the key debates of the Reformation, offering insights into the nature of the reformers attempts ...

Clerical Marriage and the English Reformation: Precedent, Policy, and Practice 2000, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754600381

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