THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HUNTED PRIEST

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The Autobiography Of A Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard
ISBN : 9781586174507
Genre : Religion
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Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, "The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest." This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England is a most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author, a most remarkable priest in a time when to be a Catholic in England courted imprisonment and torture; to be a priest was treason by act of Parliament. Smuggled into England after his ordination and dumped on a Norfolk beach at night, Fr. Gerard disguised himself as a country gentleman and traveled about the country saying Mass, preaching and ministering to the faithful in secret always in constant danger. The houses in which he found shelter were frequently raided by priest hunters; priest-holes, hide-outs and hair-breadth escapes were part of his daily life. He was finally caught and imprisoned, and later removed to the infamous Tower of London where he was brutally tortured. The stirring account of his escape, by means of a rope thrown across the moat, is a daring and magnificent climax to a true story which, for sheer narrative power and interest, far exceeds any fiction. Here is an accurate and compelling picture of England when Catholics were denied their freedom to worship and endured vicious persecution and often martyrdom. But more than the story of a single priest, "The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest" epitomizes the constant struggle of all human beings through the ages to maintain their freedom. It is a book of courage and of conviction whose message is most timely for our age.
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The Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard (S.J.)
ISBN : OCLC:1100311574
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Feeling Pleasures

Author : Joe Moshenska
ISBN : 9780198712947
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The sense of touch is common to all people--indeed, to all animals-- yet our experiences of touch are among our most intimate and difficult to communicate. Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England, and that this importance can be seen in a variety of spheres: from religion, in which the question of whether Christ could and should be touched was fiercelydebated, to emerging science, where touch assumed an important role in conducting experiments. This book shows that touch mattered to major poets, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Italso argues that we must read their poetic interest in touch alongside an unusual variety of other areas, including the philosophical history of tickling, the actions of faith healers, and the early reception of Chinese medicine in England.
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Edmund Campion

Author : Richard Simpson
ISBN : 9781618906373
Genre : Religion
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Recount the life of Edmund Campion, saint and martyr in this newly revised and definitive version from TAN Books. A new and updated life of St. Edmund Campion, Simpson's classic biography has been thoroughly revised and enlarged by Fr. Peter Joseph. With a foreword by Cardinal Pell.
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A Quick Look At Christian History

Author : George Kurian
ISBN : 9780736953795
Genre : Religion
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A few weeks after Easter AD 33, the entire church fit in one upstairs room. In just decades, it exploded into a worldwide movement. What happened? Follow the action with this collection of the highs and lows of the people of God. Its twenty informative and fast-paced chapters are arranged by centuries. Each one begins with a summary of the most important statistics and influential Christians at that time. In the rest of each chapter, you'll find concise notes about the history of Christianity, including its...practices and beliefs; denominations and movements; institutions and traditions; evangelism and persecution; and literature, art, and architecture. You can also use the helpful index to read topically rather than chronologically. Follow the explosive spread of the gospel and discover your amazing heritage as a member of God's family.
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The Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard
ISBN : OCLC:223329696
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Catholic Culture In Early Modern England

Author : Ronald Corthell
ISBN : UOM:39015066420608
Genre : History
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This collection of essays explores the survival of Catholic culture in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England--a time of Protestant domination and sometimes persecution. Contributors examine not only devotional, political, autobiographical, and other written texts, but also material objects such as church vestments, architecture, and symbolic spaces. Among the topics discussed in this volume are the influence of Latin culture on Catholic women, Marian devotion, the activities of Catholics in continental seminaries and convents, the international context of English Catholicism, and the influential role of women as maintainers of Catholic culture in a hostile religious and political environment. Catholic Culture in Early Modern England makes an important contribution to the ongoing project of historians and literary scholars to rewrite the cultural history of post-Reformation English Catholicism. "This collection contains cutting-edge research on a topic that has, until recently, been shockingly unrecognized and under-studied in the academic mainstream. This is a timely publication and one bound to prove a key point of reference in the future. " --Alison Shell, University of Durham "In recent years, English Catholicism has emerged as one of the most richly provocative and productive veins of scholarship and critical inquiry in Early Modern studies. Catholic Culture in Early Modern England shows why this is so. The editors have assembled a well-balanced and wide-ranging collection of essays that impressively demonstrates how the question of what counts as English Catholic experience opens up fresh perspectives on the nature and scope of confessional and political identity and, more broadly, on the meaning of culture itself in relation to the diaspora that left its mark not only on early modern religious and social space but also on gender roles, aesthetic practice, and the uses of symbolic forms." --Lowell Gallagher, UCLA "Catholic Culture in Early Modern England is a well-considered contribution to the ongoing re-evaluation of post-Reformation English Catholicism and early modern history. The judicious introduction appropriately locates the essays in the wider context of contemporary scholarship and places them in relation to each other. The essays themselves shed light on familiar figures (Queen Henrietta Maria, William Alabaster, John Gerard, William Allen, and Robert Persons) as well as on unfamiliar ones (Helena Wintour and Barbara Constable). Some illuminate Catholic institutions, cultural practices, and individual works. All in all, this is a timely, thoughtful, and valuable collection." --Robert S. Miola, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor, Loyola College "English Catholics lived among their Protestant neighbors, but they had cultural practices that identified them as Catholics, gave them a sense of community, and quietly asserted their values. These articles do a fine job of opening up the mental and physical worlds they created and represented in their gardens, houses, needlework, conversion narratives and high literature. Tied to international Catholicism, English Catholics lived within a sophisticated culture made more complex by secrecy." --Norman Jones, Utah State University
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