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Penitence in the Age of Reformations

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This volume is comprised of thirteen essays that explore penitential teachings and practices from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries in Western Europe and its colonies. Together the essays reveal that in this period, penitence was an increasingly important force shaping the individual and society. Consequently, the authors argue, penitence is central to our understanding of early modern Christianity as it was taught and experienced in everyday life. From Germany to France and to the Americas, Catholics ...

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Penitence in the Age of Reformations
2000, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754600961


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