History of the Catholic Church


From the Renaissance to the French Revolution

By Rev. JAMES MacCAFFREY
Lic. Theol. (Maynooth), Ph.D. (Freiburg i. B.), Professor of Ecclesiastical History, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

 

Table of Contents

 

Preface


The Renaissance


Political and Social Conditions of Europe


The Religious Condition of Europe


The Religious Revolution in Germany


Zwingli in Switzerland


Reformation in Northern Europe


Calvinism in Switzerland


Calvinism in France


Calvinism in the Netherlands


The Counter-Reformation


The Council of Trent


Reforming Activity of the Popes


Religious Orders and the Counter-Reformation


The Thirty Years War


Catholic Missions


Baianism


The Molonist Controversy


Jansenism


The Immaculate Conception


Tyrannicide


The Copernican System


Progress of Theological Studies


New Controversies and Errors


Gallicanism


Febronianism and Josephism


Jansenism, Again


Quietism


Anti-Christian Philosophy of the Eighteenth Century


Aufklarung Movement in Germany


Freemasonry


Suppression of the Society of Jesus


Failure of Attempts at Reunion - Protestant Sects


The Papacy


Theological Studies and Religious Life


Religious Condition in England Before the Reformation


Religious Changes Under Henry VIII and Edward VI


Catholic Reaction in the Reign of Queen Mary


Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1558 - 1603)


Catholicism in England from 1603 to 1750


The Reformation in Scotland


Religion in Ireland During the Fifteenth Century


Church in Ireland During Reign of Henry VIII and Edward VI


Church in Ireland During the Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth


The Church in Ireland During the Reign of the Stuarts


The Penal Laws

 

 



 

 

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