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The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain

Patrick J. O'Banion

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ISBN: 978-0-271-05899-3

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248 pages
6" × 9"
5 b&w illustrations/1 map
2012

The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain

Patrick J. O'Banion

“Patrick O'Banion's work addresses the most understudied—and most misunderstood—of all the sacraments: penance. It resists older scholarly models that discuss the sacrament of penance exclusively in terms of power and oppression and instead seeks to examine the active participation of the faithful. Therefore, while O'Banion looks specifically at early modern Spain as a case study for examining the role that the sacrament played in the spiritual lives of ordinary people, his conclusions have broader implications for understanding devotion and practice in the Catholic world.”