By Victor Houliston
Among ecclesiastical historians, there was elevated curiosity in English Catholicism over the last two decades end result of the re-examination of non secular conflicts in early sleek England, specifically the position of the Jesuits. hypothesis approximately Shakespeare's Catholicism has centred the eye of literary students at the adventure of Elizabethan Catholics. This booklet bridges the distance among ancient and political stories of the occupation of the Jesuit Robert people at the one hand and literary experiences of Shakespeare and different authors, via targeting individuals' contribution as a author to the polemical tradition of the past due 16th and early 17th centuries. delivering a research of the writing occupation of Robert individuals, chief of the Elizabethan Jesuits, noticeable as an apostolate in addition to a polemical contestation, this booklet relates individuals' interventions in quite a few controversies throughout the interval 1580-1610 to the formative reasons of the "Christian listing" (1582), his recognized and phenomenally profitable paintings of devotion. This publication was once initially referred to as the "Book of Resolution", which additionally refers to individuals' indefatigability as a author. The research makes an important contribution to our realizing of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism in England, and to the Jesuit proposal of the 'apostolate of writing'.
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Gottfried (New York, 1940); Ambrosia, ed. Jos. Simons (Assen, 1969). , in Reynolds, Campion and Parsons, pp. 78–81. On the drama, see Alison Shell, ‘“We are Made a Spectacle”: Campion’s Dramas’, in McCoog, The Reckoned Expense, pp. 103–18. 81 See Gerald Kilroy, ‘Eternal Glory: Edmund Campion’s Virgilian Epic’, Times Literary Supplement (8 March 2002): 13–15, and his study, Edmund Campion: Memory and Transcription (Aldershot, 2005). 82 See Campion, A Jesuit Challenge. 22 CATHOLIC RESISTANCE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND how close Persons and Campion were in their attitudes and understanding, much closer than the conventional ‘black and white’ contrast between them will allow.
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57–8. 53 ‘Personius ille erat Somersettensis, vehemens, ferox natura, & moribus incultioribus. Campianus Londinensis, vir suauis & politissimus’, William Camden, Annales rerum Anglicanum, et Hibernicarum regnante Elizabetha, ad annum salutis MDLXXXIX (Frankfurt, 1616), p. ), The Jesuit’s Memorial, for the Intended Reformation of England Under their First Popish Prince (London, 1690), p. xii. In the same passage Camden describes Persons as ‘seditioso & turbulento ingenio, audacia armatus’. On the Persons/Campion contrast, see Bossy, ‘The Heart of Robert Persons’, pp.