The Late Medieval English Church
Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome
||Bernard, G. W.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $35.00|
| Book Description: |
The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing a church with vibrant faith and great energy, but also with weaknesses that reforming bishops worked to overcome.
Bernard emphasizes royal control over the church. He examines the challenges facing bishops and clergy, and assesses the depth of lay knowledge and...