#Reformation500 in the Downside Review
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Downside Abbey and Sage Publishing have produced a virtual edition of the Downside Review.
This special virtual edition of The Review contains articles by several prominent historians and Downside figures including:
- Edmund Bishop, a close friend of the Downside Community and well known historian. He worked on many books with Cardinal Gasquet and contributed regularly to the Downside Review. He was also for a short period in the novitiate at Downside. His article, The Method and Degree of Fasting and Abstinence of the Black Monks in England before the Reformation was first published in October 1925.
- Dom Ralph Russell went to Downside School and studied Classics at Oxford University before joining the monastery. He contributed many articles to The Downside Review – the three featured in this special edition are Anglican and Reunion, Mr Mascall and Anglican Theology and Mr Mascall and Anglican Theology (concluded).
- Dom Hugh Connolly also a member of Downside’s monastic community was a notable historian of the English Benedictine Congregation and a Syriac scholar. He wrote often for the Downside Review and we hold much of his archive material here in the archives. His article The Buckley Affair features in this special edition.
- Outram Evennett was friends with Dom David Knowles who was Emeritus Professor of History at Cambridge. Evennett is featured in the Downside publication Monastic Identities and went to Downside school. You can read Rome and the Counter-Reformation in England in this edition of The Review.
- Austin J King’s article The Reformation in Bath features in one of the first Downside Reviews in 1885. We have recently revived our links with Bath through our Benedictine Bath festival, in partnership with Bath Abbey and St Johns Foundation.