Eamon Duffy

Eamon Duffy is a prominent Irish historian and academic, specializing in the history of Christianity. He is best known for his work on the history of the papacy and the Reformation.


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  1. 1. The Stripping of the Altars

    "The Stripping of the Altars" provides an in-depth look into the religious practices and beliefs of the English people before, during, and after the Protestant Reformation. The book challenges the traditional narrative of a corrupt Catholic Church being replaced by a more pure Protestantism, instead arguing that Catholicism was a vibrant and beloved part of English life. The author uses a wealth of historical evidence to show that the Reformation was a violent rupture rather than a smooth transition, resulting in a profound loss for the people who were forcibly separated from the rituals and traditions that had structured their spiritual lives for generations.

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