Lesson 1: Introductory Information


Questions and Assignments

1. What is the best name to describe the movement by which the Catholic Church put its house in order after the start of the Reformation? Give reasons for your answer.

2. What are the best dates for the movement by which the Catholic Church put its house in order after the start of the Reformation? Give reasons for your answer.

3. Recommend five books to someone who wants to study the Counter-Reformation. Give reasons for your choice.

4. Recommend one or two books to someone who merely wants to read about the Counter-Reformation. Give reasons for your choice.

5. Marvin R. O'Connell, The Counter-Reformation 1559-1610. New York, Harper, 1974. A volume in the Langer series. Critically comment on this book on the basis of the information just provided.

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