Pre-Reformation English rebelliousness?
(01-05-2012, 06:44 PM)Resurrexi Wrote:
(01-05-2012, 04:11 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: Ireland is an interesting exception, given that it was very far from Rome yet stayed loyal. I wonder if it was purely out of piety, or if a large part of it had to do with the fact that adhering to Rome made them un-English.

In Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years (a book I wouldn't necessarily for orthodoxy), Diarmaid MacCulloch claims that Ireland mainly stayed Catholic in order to be rebellious toward Britain. However, if a rebellious streak will make someone Catholic, then such a rebellion should be encouraged by all virtuous people. It's rather wonderful how something as evil as British oppression caused something as good as Irish devotion.

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Re: Pre-Reformation English rebelliousness? - by Someone1776 - 01-05-2012, 07:03 PM

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