Antedating of "Catholicism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 19:13:34 UTC 2005

Catholicism (OED 1613-7)

1582 Robert Parsons _An Epistle of the Persecution of Catholickes in
Englande_ 101 (Early English Books Online)  He was summoned to appeare
before the comissioners as euidentlie giltie of Catholicisme or
Catholicque Religion, which they in contempt called papistrie.

Fred Shapiro

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