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Author Flanagan, Marie Therese.

Title The transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Marie Therese Flanagan
Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Series Studies in Celtic history, 0261-9865 ; 29
Studies in Celtic history ; 29
Summary The twelfth century saw a wide-ranging transformation of the Irish church, a regional manifestation of a wider pan-European reform movement. This book moves away from the previous concentration on the restructuring of Irish dioceses and episcopal authority, and the introduction of Continental monastic observances, to widen the discussion. It charts changes in the religious culture experienced by the laity as well as the clergy and takes account of the particular Irish experience within the wider European context. The universal ideals that were defined with increasing clarity by Continental advocates of reform generated a series of initiatives from Irish churchmen aimed at disseminating reform ideology within clerical circles and transmitting it also to lay society, even if, as elsewhere, it often proved difficult to implement in practice. Whatever the obstacles faced by reformist clergy, their genuine concern to transform the Irish church and society cannot be doubted, and is attested in a range of hitherto unexploited sources this volume draws upon. --From publisher's description
Bibliography Charting change in the twelfth-century Irish church: the problem of sources-'Regulating the dioceses of the bishops of Ireland'-'A mirror and a model': exemplary bishops and episcopal culture-'Restoring the monastic and canonical rules of the church in Ireland': St Malachy and monastic reform-'Rules and good conduct': the re-formation of lay society-'Right faith and good actions': lay piety and devotion-Conclusion: universal ideals and regional responses
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Church renewal -- Ireland -- History -- To 1500.
Ireland -- Church history -- 600-1500.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846159016 (electronic bk.)
9781846159015 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth century