digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Eamon Duffy, FBA, FSA (born 9 February 1947) is an Irish historian and academic. He is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College.[1]

Early life[edit]

Duffy was born on 9 February 1947 in Dundalk, Republic of Ireland.[2] He describes himself as a "cradle Catholic".[2] He undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, where his doctoral advisers were Owen Chadwick and Gordon Rupp.[3]

Academic career[edit]

Duffy specializes in 15th- to 17th-century religious history of Britain. He is also a former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission.[4] His work has done much to overturn the popular image of late-medieval Catholicism in England as moribund, and instead presents it as a vibrant cultural force. On weekdays from 22 October to 2 November 2007, he presented the BBC Radio 4 series 10 Popes Who Shook the World[5] - those popes featured were Peter, Leo I, Gregory I, Gregory VII, Innocent III, Paul III, Pius IX, Pius XII, John XXIII, and John Paul II.

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • Hawthornden Prize for literature in 2002: The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
  • Longman-History Today Award for book of the year: The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580[6]
  • Honorary fellowship from St Mary's College in 2003 (he later resigned from the position in protest at management decisions at the college made by its principal, Philip Esler)[7]

Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Durham, Hull, and King's College London, and from the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies, Toronto. Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.


Books[edit]

  • Humanism, Reform and the Reformation: The Career of Bishop John Fisher (1989), with Brendan Bradshaw
  • The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c.1400 to c.1580 (1992)
  • Saints and Sinners, a History of the Popes. Yale University Press. 1997. ISBN 0-300-07332-1. 
  • The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village (2001)
  • Faith of Our Fathers: Reflections on Catholic Tradition (2004)
  • Walking to Emmaus (2006)
  • Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570 (2007)
  • Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor (2009)
  • Ten Popes Who Shook the World (2011) ASIN B00680FXEY
  • Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations (2012) ISBN 1441181172

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eamon_Duffy — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
2009 videos foundNext > 

Eamon Duffy - Fires of Faith - Part 1 of 2

In his controversial new book 'Fires of Faith', Duffy re-examines the reign of Mary Tudor and argues that her attempt to reimpose Catholicism was neither ine...

The Voices of Morebath.flv

Professor Eamon Duffy on The Voices of Morebath, which was one of the contenders for the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize.

Eamon Duffy explores Ranworth church

Extract from an 18 minute introduction to St Helen's, Ranworth, an astonishingly beautiful and fascinating Norfolk parish church, by Professor Eamon Duffy (U...

Challenges for the new Pope

Ahead of the election of a new Pope, Professor Eamon Duffy of Cambridge University explains what challenges he is likely to face. Get the latest headlines ht...

What is Pope Benedict XVI's legacy?

Despite presiding over a Catholic Church fraught with scandal, Professor Eamon Duffy of Cambridge University explains why he feels Pope Benedict's time in ch...

Eamon Duffy Dunk Tank Greek Day 2014

Eamon duffy in the Vancity, KNH dunk tank Greek day 2014.

Eamon Duffy - Fires of Faith - Part 2 of 2

In his controversial new book 'Fires of Faith', Duffy re-examines the reign of Mary Tudor and argues that her attempt to reimpose Catholicism was neither ine...

Joe Reid dunking Eamon Duffy Greek Day 2014

Vancity, KNH dunk tank at Greek Day 2014.

Eamon Duffy Cycling

LoatheFingerboarding-Eamon Duffy

First video part from Eamon Song- Magneato.

2009 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Eamon Duffy" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Eamon Duffy

You can talk about Eamon Duffy with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!