This text surveys all aspects of the Church's structure, role and relationship with the laity in the period 1485 to 1529. The picture that emerges is far from the corruption and instability of conventional wisdom and the varied sources also provide a vivid insight into Tudor life.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter ONE The Evidence; Chapter TWO England and Christendom; Chapter THREE The Secular Church, I: The higher clergy; Chapter FOUR The Secular Church, II: The Church and the lay power; Chapter FIVE The Secular Church, III: Administration and government; Chapter SIX The Secular Church, IV: The lesser clergy; Chapter SEVEN The Regular Clergy; Chapter EIGHT The Laity and the Church, I: Canon law and the people; Chapter NINE The Laity and the Church, II: The community of the parish; Chapter TEN Worship and Preaching; Chapter ELEVEN Beliefs and Values; conclusion Conclusion;
John A. F. Thomson