Childhood, Youth and Religious Dissent in Post-Reformation by L. Underwood

By L. Underwood

This booklet explores the function of youngsters and youngsters inside of early smooth England's Catholic minority. It examines Catholic makes an attempt to seize the following new release, Protestant reactions to those tasks, and the social, felony and political contexts within which kids shaped, maintained and tried to give an explanation for their non secular id.

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Like Hodgson’s and Newman’s use of schism, though, this tends to emphasise the significance of religious engagement in youth or childhood. 88 Yet Smith also evokes vividly the painful confusion of lacking confessional identity. Though he always believed ‘the Catholic religion to be the best’, Smith recalled that ‘I was 26 Making Catholics vehemently afraid of death because I was not a Catholic’. He would console himself with a Catholic prayer of contrition, the Conditor caeli et terrae. At fifteen, John Smith was reconciled.

This, as Edward says, prevented him coming to find his lapsed younger brother: but the eldest Laythwaite brother visited Thomas in Exeter prison, and ‘he [Thomas] begged him to send me, by name, and this was the reason why I relinquished heresy’.

Instead, he implies a definable point during a Catholic upbringing at which he joined the Church and formed his own religious identity: reconciliation as a ‘sacrament of initiation’ within a Catholic community. Like Hodgson’s and Newman’s use of schism, though, this tends to emphasise the significance of religious engagement in youth or childhood. 88 Yet Smith also evokes vividly the painful confusion of lacking confessional identity. Though he always believed ‘the Catholic religion to be the best’, Smith recalled that ‘I was 26 Making Catholics vehemently afraid of death because I was not a Catholic’.

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