John Hungerford Pollen (1858-1925) was an English Jesuit, known as a historian of the Protestant Reformation. [1 ]
He was one of the group of Jesuit historians restoring the reputation of
Robert Persons. He was influential in the history of the term [2 ] , accepting for the Catholic side the appellation for the period of Catholic reform centred on the Counter-Reformation Council of Trent, but at the same time offering an interpretation that made it less reactive, in relation to the Protestant Reformation. These ideas were put forth in the 1908 article he wrote on the subject. Catholic Encyclopedia [3 ] [4 ]
He was a correspondent of
Georg Cantor, from 1896 and an active member of the [5 ] Catholic Record Society (founded 1904).
Acts of the English Martyrs (1891)
Papal Negotiations with Mary, Queen of Scots (1901)
The Bedingfield Papers (1909)
A Jesuit Challenge: Edmund Campion's Debates at the Tower of London in 1581 (1914) editor with Joseph Rickaby
The English Catholics in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1920)
Unpublished Documents Relating to the English Martyrs
John Hungerford Pollen (senior) was his father.
^ John Vidmar, English Catholic Historians and the English Reformation, 1585-1954: 1585-1954 (2005) pp. 134-5.
^ Victor Houliston, Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England: Robert Persons's Jesuit Polemic, 1580-1610 (2007), p. 19.
^ John W. O'Malley, The Historiography of the Society of Jesus, p. 20, in John W. O'Malley, Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steve J. Harris, T. Frank Kennedy, The Jesuits: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773 (1999).
^ " The Counter-Reformation". . New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. Catholic Encyclopedia
^ Christian Tapp, Kardinalität und Kardinäle: Wissenschaftshistorische Aufarbeitung der Korrespondenz zwischen Georg Cantor und katholischen Theologen seiner Zeit (2005), p. 478.
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