H. Outram Evennett
Edited by John Bossy
Evennett isolates the special and positive characteristics of the Counter-Reformation and accounts for them in relation to the environment in which they developed. He sees in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation an attempt not to check but to extend and come to terms with the more individualistic and modern environment in which the Catholic Church found itself.
“The book is outstanding because it presents a new and perceptive approach to the whole question of Catholic reform in the sixteenth century. . . . Perhaps the most important contribution yet made by an English-speaking historian in this field of study.” — The Catholic Historical Review