The Many Faces of Credulitas. Credibility, Credulity, and Belief in Post-Reformation Catholicism.
Oxford University Press, 2022. 264p. Hardback. It is written in an elegant and clear style. It is accessible to non-specialists who are interested in the development of post-Reformation Catholicism, and in how the Church wrestled with the task of holding together the promotion of devotion and the nurturing of faith with careful discernment of some of the wilder claims about supernatural interventions, and offering robust responses to diverse criticisms of church teaching and practices. This book should also prompt readers to question their own awareness of the sources of their beliefs, the influences that shape their assumptions and certainties, the reliability of the authorities they accept, and their usual modes of verifying truth claims. John Sullivan, The Heythrop Journal Mar 2023 |a 30/03/2023 (Publisher's information).