Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scholar's Choice, Religious Reformations (1547-1559)

Undergraduate group “c” discussion leaders have been asked to provide 1-2 sentences for each of 3 documents from Key and Bucholz, Sources and Debates, ch. 3 “Religious Reformations” [docs. 3.12-3.18], as to what seems useful or interesting about the document, in a comment below (beginning with the one they'd most like to examine/explain/contextualize).  [For students: by Sept. 16. Fri., Group c recommendations are due (online); document assignments & readings distributed by that Sun.; presentations.Sept. 22. Thurs.]


Denaye said...

3.16 Discusses the effects of Mary's Catholic enforcement on England. This document represents one of many setting the stage for Protestant martyrs.

3.17 Represents the accounts of Bloody Mary's prosecution of heretics. This document reveals Martyrdom climaxing at this point and protestants are standing strong on their faith.

3.14 Offers the story of the Reformation in the eyes of Robert Parkyn, by which he compares the changes of religion in England during 1555. This document provides great detail on the difference between Protestants vs. Catholics that shaped English society in both aspects.

Kaylia said...

3.18 This document discusses the changes that were taking place in 1559 as the crown was passed between Mary and Elizabeth and Catholic and Protestant beliefs. Changes were made in the way people prayed and what was used to do so. The Injunctions of 1559 are important because they informed English ceremonial law for nearly two centuries.

3.16 Talks about Protestant martyrs during Mary’s Catholic rein in England. Mary soon called anyone who was against her a heretic and attacked them if they did not convert.

3.14 Discuss the Protestant and Catholic changes under three different rulers and how the legal form of worship changed and the punishment for those who did not follow those rules.

Kyle Ruppert said...

3.15 A report from an Irishman, Johan Bale, about Catholicism coming back to power under Mary. This document shows the perspective of a reformed protestant towards the Catholics coming back to power.

3. 16 Gives insight into how protestants were persecuted under the rule of Mary. Shows a dark side of the catholic rule.

3. 18 This document shows the change in not only queen of England but also the religion. With Mary gone and Elizabeth in power the religion again was changed to Protestantism.

Robert Sonandres said...

3.12 A woman named Anne Askew is sentenced to be burnt at the stake. This document is her account of her conversations with the bishop who tried to get her to confess to her sins. When she is told she will be put to death she replied that neither Christ or his Apostles put anyone to death.

3.13 Deals with the Archbisop Cranmer's response to the rebels of Devonshire and Cornwall. The rebellion started when Edward VI took the church in a Protestant direction. The rebels sent the king 15 demands and the Archbisop refutes them point by point. His most telling dismissal is regarding the first article in which he connects religious dissent with political disloyalty.

3.16 Is a letter regarding the brutal reenforcement of Catholicism in England. In this Philip of Spain is telling Simon Renard to scale back the repression because they are just making matters worse.

Trevor S. said...

3.13 Argues both for the lagitimacy of the King to rule as a religious leader and a lack of legal grounds for the rebellious actions. This document is also a reflection of the power that Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, perceived himself to have over the crown.

3.12 Is a reactionary peace to the growing idolization within the church, eg. saint worship above Christ, holy relics, literal interpretation of scriptures. For her literary understanding and critical analytical abilities she would be burned alive as a heretic.

3.17 Gives a clearly biased account, Fox being a devout Protestant himself, of the martyring of two Bishops. Through graphic detail Fox recants the event, this detail appears to not be first hand but a compilation of third party or attending members accounts.

John Owens said...

3.17 This is the account of Foxe that discusses martyrdom in a fairly graphic recap of what happened to two bishops. Gives detail, though possibly biased, of one example of those who are devout standing up for their faith.

3.14 Robert Parkyn's view of the Reformation in England, and the differences evident between Protestants and Catholics. Shows how those who did not follow the rules of worship were punished.

3.16 Talks of Mary's enforcement of Catholicism and how Protestant martyrs emerge in the process. Simon Renard is questioning the effectiveness of the treatment of heretics.

Alyse said...

3.14 Describes the changes in the church from the vantage point of Robert Parkyn. He tells specific differences between the Catholic customs and what the protestants thought was right.

3.15 This document is describing the day of when Mary came to power and England returned to Catholicism.

3.16 Talks about the result of England returning to Catholicism under Mary's reign.


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