By John McManners
Further chapters care for processions, pilgrimages, and well known practices and superstitions, with hermits and confraternities, with the impression of interpreting the Bible and different edifying literature in an age of accelerating literacy. eventually comes a view of the twilight international of magic and sorcery.
Throughout this part the reviews of theologians and thinkers of the Enlightenment are recorded, no matter if in twist of fate or contradiction.
The subsequent part offers with the efficacy of the confessional and the function of the casuistry of the Church in trying to mildew sexual mores, company practices, and on the earth of the theatre.
In the subsequent Sections, the function of non secular concerns in political opinions is particular. an outline of the Jansenist quarrel and of the actions of the Jesuits brings within the tale of the fight among Crown and Parlement, whereas a longer portrayal of the lifetime of the Protestant and Jewish groups results in the background of the talk on toleration, related to the Gallican Church in political interventions and controversy.
Throughout the 2 volumes the emerging forces of anticlericalism and the tensions in the ecclesiastical institution were recorded, and those issues come to their climax in a last part at the function performed by means of churchmen within the coming of the Revolution.
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