Contents: Preface to the revised edition; Preface; Introduction: The Counter-Reformation and Augustinian Europe; Religion and magic in Augustinian Europe; Scholasticism and science; New problems of Catholic expansion; Religious divisions and political similarities; Catholic reform and Augustinianism; Puritanism of the right and Baroque effect; Conclusion; Revised bibliography; Index.
Dr Anthony D. Wright is Reader in Ecclesiastical History at the University of Leeds, UK.
'The intellectual texture of this work is extremely rich. The author has read an immense amount, and the revised bibliography which is appended is massive and comprehensive, enabling the reader to follow up any theme which has caught his or her attention... for anyone wishing to think deeply about the complex interactions of jurisdiction, piety and theology in most of Europe during the protracted 'rain shadow' of the Council of Trent, this work is necessary reading.' Archiv fur Reformationsgeschichte 'First published in 1982, this work has long been recognized as one of the most daring, learned and potentially brilliant studies of this most controversial topic. Its main strength, and one which seems as robust now as when it was first published, is to be found in the searching challenges it poses to some of the major questions that still dominate the study of the Counter-Reformation.' European History Quarterly