The Reformation

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101563958

Category: History

Page: 864

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The Reformation and Counter-Reformation represented the greatest upheaval in Western society since the collapse of the Roman Empire a millennium before. The consequences of those shattering events are still felt today—from the stark divisions between (and within) Catholic and Protestant countries to the Protestant ideology that governs America, the world’s only remaining superpower. In this masterful history, Diarmaid MacCulloch conveys the drama, complexity, and continuing relevance of these events. He offers vivid portraits of the most significant individuals—Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Loyola, Henry VIII, and a number of popes—but also conveys why their ideas were so powerful and how the Reformation affected everyday lives. The result is a landmark book that will be the standard work on the Reformation for years to come. The narrative verve of The Reformation as well as its provocative analysis of American culture’s debt to the period will ensure the book’s wide appeal among history readers.
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The Reformation

A Brief History

Author: Kenneth G. Appold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397680

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The Reformation: A Brief History is a succinct and engaging introduction to the origins and history of the Protestant Reformation. A rich overview of the Reformation, skillfully blending social, political, religious and theological dimensions A clearly and engagingly written narrative which draws on the latest and best scholarship Includes the history of the Reformation in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, areas that are rarely covered in any detail The Reformation is placed in the context of the entire history of Christianity to draw out its origins, impetus, and legacy
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The Reformation

A History

Author: Patrick Collinson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0679643230

Category: History

Page: 238

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Presents a history of the Reformation, the sixteenth-century movement that gave birth to such Protestant denominations as Lutherans, Calvinists, Huguenots, and Presbyterians.
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Humanists and Reformers

A History of the Renaissance and Reformation

Author: Bard Thompson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802863485

Category: History

Page: 804

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This beautifully produced volume presents a fascinating survey of two great traditions in human history--the Italian Renaissance and the age of the Reformation. Thomson's description of these periods and their major figures are illustrated with numerous images of personalities, art, and architecture of the times.
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The Renaissance and Reformation

A History in Documents

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195308891

Category: History

Page: 163

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-156) and index.
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The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578886

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and up-to-date guide to the process. It explains doctrinal debates in a clear and non-technical way, but is equally concerned to demonstrate the effects the Reformation had on politics, society, art, and minorities. Peter Marshall argues that the Reformation was not a solely European phenomenon, but that varieties of faith exported from Europe transformed Christianity into a truly world religion. The complex legacy of the Reformation is also assessed; its religious fervour produced remarkable stories of sanctity and heroism, and some extraordinary artistic achievements, but violence, holy war, and martyrdom were equally its products. A paradox of the Reformation - that it intensified intolerance while establishing pluralism - is one we still wrestle with today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation

Author: Michael Mullett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873933

Category: Religion

Page: 594

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Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation provides a comprehensive account of two chains of events_the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation_that have left an enduring imprint on Europe, America, and the world at large. This is done through a chronology, a introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, countries, institutions, doctrines, ideas, and events.
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The Reformation and the Book

Author: Jean François Gilmont,Karin Maag

Publisher: Scolar Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 498

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This work examines both the role of the book in the spread of the Reformation across Europe, and the impact of printed works on their readership. This collection of closely-linked essays brings to light important recent work on the topic from every major European country, introducing English-speakers to much previously inaccessible research.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199595488

Category: History

Page: 303

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The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be discerned, and how humans were to be 'saved'. However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. They were also the stimulus for Christianity's transformation into a truly global religion, as agents of the Roman Catholic Church sought to compensate for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas. Covering both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, in Europe and across the wider world, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the Reformation from its immediate, explosive beginnings, through to its profound longer-term consequences and legacy for the modern world. The story is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it tells how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of 'reform'. And how, in spite of themselves, they laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit.
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The Reformation

A Religious and Historical Sketch

Author: John Albert Babington

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781347075937

Category:

Page: 378

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