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The ambiguities of belief and belonging: Catholicism and the Church of the East in the sixteenth century

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This article considers the emergence of the Chaldaean (East Syrian Catholic) Church in the 1550s, a topic of considerable relevance for scholars of eastern Christianity and of Counter-Reformation Catholicism alike. The Chaldaeans seem to present a paradox, in that they broke away from their existing Church and turned towards the papacy for support, yet continued to espouse their traditional beliefs and venerate their traditional saints, deemed heretical by Catholics. This paradox has often be...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/ehr/cey334

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7339-6905
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
English Historical Review Journal website
Volume:
133
Issue:
565
Pages:
1420-1445
Publication date:
2018-12-10
Acceptance date:
2018-10-25
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EISSN:
1477-4534
ISSN:
0013-8266
Pubs id:
pubs:936529
URN:
uri:b0ce9089-bd49-4394-8a7d-736326644246
UUID:
uuid:b0ce9089-bd49-4394-8a7d-736326644246
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pubs:936529

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