Reformations Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Carlos M. N. Eire
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300220681

Reformations Excerpt :

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in new and profound ways, and he demonstrates convincingly that this crucial turning point in history not only affected people long gone, but continues to shape our world and define who we are today. The book focuses on the vast changes that took place in Western civilization between 1450 and 1650, from Gutenberg’s printing press and the subsequent revolution in the spread of ideas to the close of the Thirty Years’ War. Eire devotes equal attention to the various Protestant traditions and churches as well as to Catholicism, skepticism, and secularism, and he takes into account the expansion of European culture and religion into other lands, particularly the Americas and Asia. He also underscores how changes in religion transformed the Western secular world. A book created with students and nonspecialists in mind, Reformations is an inspiring, provocative volume for any reader who is curious about the role of ideas and beliefs in history.

Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period Book

Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period

  • Author : Larissa Taylor
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-11-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9789047400301

Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period Excerpt :

This anthology provides a broad overview of the social history of preaching throughout Western and Central Europe, with sections devoted to genre, specific countries, and commentary on the appeal of the Reformation messages.

The two reformations in the 16th century Book

The two reformations in the 16th century

  • Author : H.A.Enno Gelder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401195621

The two reformations in the 16th century Excerpt :

This book deals with the religious aspects and consequences of the Renaissance and Humanism. It is therefore advisable that these terms should first be defined to some extent. By Re naissance is meant here the new element in Western European culture, which became more and more evident in Italy during the I5th century and in about I500 completely dominated the great minds in that country. In the I6th century this new ele ment was carried to the countries on the other side of the Alps, where it developed vigorously during that century. The new element in that culture is found in the plastic arts, literature, philosophy and also - and this is the subject of the present study - in a modified religious attitude. The following chapters will show the content of this last change. Problems such as: what in general characterizes the Renaissance, by what was it caused, when did it begin and, in particular, whether the Re naissance forms a sharp contrast to the Middle Ages or whether it is a direct continuation of it, will not be discussed here. It will be clear from the above definition that I have placed first and foremost those things in the Renaissance which distinguish it from the Middle Ages.

Tudor Histories of the English Reformations  1530 83 Book

Tudor Histories of the English Reformations 1530 83

  • Author : Thomas Betteridge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048932969

Tudor Histories of the English Reformations 1530 83 Excerpt :

All the reforming mid-Tudor regimes used historical discourses to support the religious changes which they introduced and the Reformation as a historical event was written and rewritten by various historians to offer legitimation for policies.

The Reformation and the Book Book

The Reformation and the Book

  • Author : Jean-François Gilmont
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351883092

The Reformation and the Book Excerpt :

Although the connection between the invention of printing and the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century has long been a scholarly commonplace, there is still a great deal of evidence about the relationship to be presented and analysed. This collection of authoritative reviews by distinguished historians deals with the role of the book in the spread of the Reformation all over the continent, identifying common European experiences and local peculiarities. It summarises important recent work on the topic from every major European country, introducing English-speakers to much important and previously inaccessible research.

Reformations Book


  • Author : Rebecca L. Schoff
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123361904

Reformations Excerpt :

This volume discusses the key shift from manuscript to print culture in the history of books, taking The Canterbury Tales, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Piers Plowman as models of the way in which a medieval text's unique tradition influenced its transition from manuscript to print. The forces of the Reformation era did not produce the same effect across the varied textual legacy of the Middle Ages. Every text that made the transition from manuscript to print brought with it a set of concerns, a tendency to address a particular readership in particular ways, a physical presence developed in manuscript culture, all of which might shape the pathways by which a text might arrive in print, and what it might look like when it got there. This study follows The Canterbury Tales, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Piers Plowman from their circulation in manuscript to their presentation in print, in order to track how each of them survived the metamorphosis of the relationship between writers and readers as the new technology was introduced. Taken together, the three case studies demonstrate to scholars of any medieval literature the variety of possible impacts made when texts composed in manuscript culture were prepared for printing. The great force exerted by the technological and cultural developments of the English Reformation, not least the more centralized legislative regulation of the press, has long been central to the study of the history of books. This volume takes into account the ways in which individual textual traditions pushed back or accelerated the forces of early modern reform, producing their own plural reformations.

Reformation Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-09-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141926605

Reformation Excerpt :

The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. The Reformation is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began, and MacCulloch's great history of it is recognised as the best modern account.

The European Reformations Book

The European Reformations

  • Author : Carter Lindberg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-12-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119640745

The European Reformations Excerpt :

Rediscover the Reformations in Europe with this insightful and comprehensive new edition of a long-time favorite Amongst the authoritative works covering the European Reformation, Carter Lindberg’s The European Reformations has stood the test of time. Widely used in classrooms around the world for over twenty-five years, the first two editions of the book were enjoyed and acclaimed by students and teachers alike. Now, the revised and updated Third Edition of The European Reformations continues the author’s work to sketch the various efforts to reform received expressions of faith and their social and political effects, both historical and modern. He has expanded his coverage of women in the Reformations and added a chapter on reforms in East-Central Europe. Comprehensively covering all of Europe, The European Reformations provides an in-depth exploration of the Reformations’ effects on a wide variety of countries. The author discusses: div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;" div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;" The late Middle Ages and the historical context in which the Reformations gained a foothold Martin Luther, the theological and past

Penitence in the Age of Reformations Book

Penitence in the Age of Reformations

  • Author : Katharine Jackson Lualdi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351912341

Penitence in the Age of Reformations Excerpt :

This volume is comprised of thirteen essays that explore penitential teachings and practices from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries in Western Europe and its colonies. Together the essays reveal that in this period, penitence was an increasingly important force shaping the individual and society. Consequently, the authors argue, penitence is central to our understanding of early modern Christianity as it was taught and experienced in everyday life. From Germany to France and to the Americas, Catholics turned to traditional forms of penitence not only to save individual souls, but also to assert their confessional identity. For their part, Protestants established distinctive penitential approaches and institutions in accordance with their own understandings of sin and salvation. In thus examining the treatment of post-baptismal sin across chronological and confessional boundaries, the volume breaks new ground in the history of penance. The volume concludes with a postscript assessing the ways in which the essays enrich the current state of scholarship on penitence and encourage further research. Katharine Jackson Lualdi is an independent scholar. Anne T. Thayer is Assistant Professor of Church History at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

English Reformations Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

English Reformations

  • Author : Christopher Haigh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198221623

English Reformations Excerpt :

English Reformations takes a refreshing new approach to the study of the Reformation in England. Christopher Haigh's lively and readable study disproves any facile assumption that the triumph of Protestantism was inevitable, and goes beyond the surface of official political policy to explore the religious views and practices of ordinary English people. With the benefit of hindsight, other historians have traced the course of the Reformation as a series of events inescapably culminating in the creation of the English Protestant establishment. Haigh sets out to recreate the sixteenth century as a time of excitement and insecurity, with each new policy or ruler causing the reversal of earlier religious changes. This is a scholarly and stimulating book, which challenges traditional ideas about the Reformation and offers a powerful and convincing alternative analysis.

Reformation Questions  Reformation Answers Book

Reformation Questions Reformation Answers

  • Author : Donald K. McKim
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611647822

Reformation Questions Reformation Answers Excerpt :

What does “Protestant†mean? What are the differences in worship among Protestants? Who were the Huguenots? What does the Reformation mean for us today? This new book by best-selling author Don McKim answers these questions and many more, providing the essential history of the Protestant Reformation. In an easy-to-use question-and-answer style, Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers highlights the key facts, people, and theologies of the Protestant Reformation, as well as major legacies of the historical movement. Published in time for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this new resource will help readers understand a critical moment in Christian history that still deeply affects who the church is today.

Reformation Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : UBBE:UBBE-00002036

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Global Reformations Book

Global Reformations

  • Author : Nicholas Terpstra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429678257

Global Reformations Excerpt :

Global Reformations offers a sustained, comparative, and interdisciplinary exploration of religious transformations in the early modern world. The volume explores global developments and tracks the many ways in which Reformation movements shaped relations of Christians with other Christians, and also with Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and aboriginal groups in the Americas. Contributions explore the negotiations, tensions, and contacts that developed across social, gender, and religious lines in different parts of the globe, focusing on how different convictions about religious reform and approaches to it shaped social action and cross-confessional encounters. The essays explore the convergence of religious reform, global expansion, and governmental consolidation in the early modern world and examine the Reformation as a global phenomenon; the authors ask how a global frame complicates our understanding of what the Reformation itself was and offer a unique and up-to-date examination of the Reformation that broadens readers’ understanding in creative and useful ways. Demonstrating new research and innovative approaches in the study of cross-cultural contact during the early modern period, this volume is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates of early modern history, religious history, women's & gender studies, and global history.

The Reformation Book

The Reformation

  • Author : Heiko Oberman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-07-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567247346

The Reformation Excerpt :

In this wide-ranging volume Heiko Oberman traces threads of continuity flowing to and through the Reformation. Many his most important studies appear here in English for the first time. Professor Oberman explores "experiential" mysticism; the "battle on two fronts" waged by the Wittenburg circle against Pierias and Eck; Luther's medieval and apocalyptical conception of reformatio and its purpose; the pre-history of "confessionalization" in the Confession of Ausburg and its "Confutatio" byt Luther's Roman opponents; Zwingli's plans for a Godly alliance in the southern Germanic ecumene and the destructive tensions between Zwingli and Luther. In the final chapter, Oberman describes a model of three long-term "Reformations" that can also be seen as revolutions: the Concillar Reformation, the City Reformation, and the Calvinist Reformation of the Refugees. The often denied and generally misunderstood "continuities" between theological directions of the later Middle Ages, the theological reformation of the early sixteenth century and subsequent developments are constantly illuminated through exacting detail and compelling insights.