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Response to Review of Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church

I would like to thank Michael Burger for his insightful and thoughtful review. He represents the central arguments of my book well, and highlights some important areas for debate, for which I am grateful.  The key thing that his review identifies is my approach to understanding the logic within the system of episcopal inquests, visitations and ‘trustworthy men’. ThisContinue reading “Response to Review of Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church”

Response to Review no. 587

I would first like to thank Professor Arnold for his generous review. It’s nice to be appreciated for some of the things I set out to do. I’d like to use this response to answer some specific points that Professor Arnold raises in his review, to defend the picture of heresy detection that I presentContinue reading “Response to Review no. 587”