Reformations

Reformations
Author: Carlos M. N. Eire
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9780300220681
Language: en
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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.

Europe s Reformations 1450 1650

Europe s Reformations  1450 1650
Author: James D. Tracy
Release: 2006
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 369
ISBN: 0742537897
Language: en
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In this widely praised history, noted scholar James D. Tracy offers a comprehensive, lucid, and masterful exploration of early modern Europe's key turning point. Establishing a new standard for histories of the Reformation, Tracy explores the complex religious, political, and social processes that made change possible, even as he synthesizes new understandings of the profound continuities between medieval Catholic Europe and the multi-confessional sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This revised edition includes new material on Eastern Europe, on how ordinary people experienced religious change, and on the pluralistic societies that began to emerge. Reformation scholars have in recent decades dismantled brick by brick the idea that the Middle Ages came to an abrupt end in 1517. Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses fitted into an ongoing debate about how Christians might better understand the Gospel and live its teachings more faithfully. Tracy shows how Reformation-era religious conflicts tilted the balance in church-state relations in favor of the latter, so that the secular power was able to dictate the doctrinal loyalty of its subjects. Religious reform, Catholic as well as Protestant, reinforced the bonds of community, while creating new divisions within towns, villages, neighborhoods, and families. In some areas these tensions were resolved by allowing citizens to profess loyalty both to their separate religious communities and to an overarching body-politic. This compromise, a product of the Reformations, though not willed by the reformers, was the historical foundation of modern, pluralistic society. Richly illustrated and elegantly written, this book belongs in the library of all scholars, students, and general readers interested in the origins, events, and legacy of Europe's Reformation.

Reformations

Reformations
Author: Carlos M. N. Eire
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 920
ISBN: 0300240031
Language: en
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A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion 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.

The European Reformations

The European Reformations
Author: Carter Lindberg
Release: 2010
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9781405180689
Language: en
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Combining seamless synthesis of original material with updated scholarship, The European Reformations 2nd edition, provides the most comprehensive and engaging textbook available on the origins and impacts of Europe′s Reformations – and the consequences that continue to resonate today. A fully revised and comprehensive edition of this popular introduction to the Reformations of the sixteenth century Includes new sections on the Catholic Reformation, the Counter Reformation, the role of women, and the Reformation in Britain Sets the origins of the movements in the context of late medieval social, economic and religious crises, carefully tracing its trajectories through the different religious groups Succeeds in weaving together religion, politics, social forces, and the influential personalities of the time, in to one compelling story Provides a variety of supplementary materials, including end–of–chapter suggestions for further reading, along with maps, illustrations, a glossary, and chronologies

The two reformations in the 16th century

The two reformations in the 16th century
Author: H.A.Enno Gelder
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9789401195621
Language: en
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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.

Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period

Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period
Author: Larissa Taylor
Release: 2018-11-12
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9789047400301
Language: en
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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.

Tudor Histories of the English Reformations 1530 83

Tudor Histories of the English Reformations  1530 83
Author: Thomas Betteridge,Professor of English Literature and Drama Thomas Betteridge
Release: 1999
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 246
ISBN: UOM:39015048932969
Language: en
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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

The Reformation and the Book
Author: Jean-François Gilmont
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 516
ISBN: 9781351883092
Language: en
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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 of the Body

Reformations of the Body
Author: Jennifer Waldron
Release: 2013-02-13
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781137030047
Language: en
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Reformations of the Body establishes new ties between theology and theatricality in the time of Shakespeare, juxtaposing original readings of religious thinkers such as John Calvin with case studies of influential tragedies such as Doctor Faustus and Othello. While current accounts of the Reformation often assume that Protestant iconoclasts devalued sensory experience and bodily praxis, Jennifer Waldron shows how and why the human body and the bodily senses retained sacred value after the Reformation. In readings of scenes of providential revival, bloody pacts with the devil, and sacrificial rites of revenge, she shows how theological problems became tightly bound to the living medium of theater itself.

Reformations

Reformations
Author: Rebecca L. Schoff
Release: 2007
Editor: Brepols Pub
Pages: 230
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123361904
Language: en
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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.

Renaissance and Reformations

Renaissance and Reformations
Author: Michael Hattaway
Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780470777008
Language: en
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This volume offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading, of publication and stage performance, and of political and religious writing. An introduction to early modern English literature for students and general readers. Considers the ways in which early modern writers construct the past, recover and adapt classical genres, write about people and places, and tackle religious and secular controversies. Illustrated with a profusion of excerpts from early modern texts. Writers represented include More, Erasmus, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, as well as less well known authors.

German Histories in the Age of Reformations 1400 1650

German Histories in the Age of Reformations  1400 1650
Author: Thomas A. Brady
Release: 2009-07-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 477
ISBN: 9780521889094
Language: en
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Studies the connections between the political reform of the Holy Roman Empire and the German lands around 1500 and the sixteenth-century religious reformations.

Reformation

Reformation
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Release: 2004-09-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780141926605
Language: en
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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.

Saints Sacrilege and Sedition

Saints  Sacrilege and Sedition
Author: Eamon Duffy
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781472909176
Language: en
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Eamon Duffy publishes a book on the broad sweep of English Reformation history, including a study of Late Medieval religion and society.

Women during the English Reformations

Women during the English Reformations
Author: K. Kramer,Julie Chappell
Release: 2014-11-19
Editor: Springer
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781137465672
Language: en
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Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities.

Textual Formations and Reformations

Textual Formations and Reformations
Author: Laurie E. Maguire,Thomas L. Berger
Release: 1998
Editor: University of Delaware Press
Pages: 311
ISBN: 0874136555
Language: en
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This volume analyzes the development of textual theory and practice in the twentieth century, questioning not just the assumptions and methodologies of textual study but the very genesis of textual study and current definitions of the field. Each contributor tackles a specific theoretical or practical issue in essays that cover feminist practice, editorial procedure, political ideology, practical dramaturgy, and sixteenth- and twentieth-century history. The result is a volume at once wide-ranging and detailed, of interest and value to cultural historians as well as to textual scholars.

Law and Religion

Law and Religion
Author: Wim Decock,Jordan J. Ballor,Michael Germann,Laurent Waelkens
Release: 2014-09-17
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9783647550749
Language: en
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Wim Decock collects contributions by internationally renowned experts in law, history and religion on the impact of the Reformations on law, jurisprudence and moral theology. The overall impression conveyed by the essays is that on the level of substantive doctrine (the legal teachings) there seems to be more continuity between Protestant and Catholic, or, for that matter, between medieval and early modern jurisprudence and theology than usually expected. As it is illustrated with regards to topics ranging from just war doctrine over business ethics to marriage law, at the very least there appears to have been an on-going conversation between jurists and theologians across the confessional divide. This does not prevent some contributions from highlighting that on the institutional level, for instance in university politics, radical tensions between Reformers and Counter-Reformers played a paramount role. This book also offers approaches to the relationship between Church(es) and State(s) in the early modern period and to the practical as well as doctrinal use of natural law in both Protestant and Catholic lands.

Reformations Old and New

Reformations Old and New
Author: Beat Kümin
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781351905770
Language: en
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This collection of essays examines the practical impact of religious change in Central and North Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century. It focuses on the effects of reform on clergy, church resources, ecclesiastical patronage, education and poor relief. The title reflects the elementary conclusion that there was no one monolithic experience of ’Reformation’, that initiatives were taken for very different reasons, and that they displayed innovative as well as conservative features. While offering a great breadth of original research and subject matter, all authors devote particular attention to three main themes: the blend between continuity and change, the share of religious factors in socio-economic developments, and the identification of winners and losers. Taken together, the essays illustrate the scarcity of unambiguous trends, the tenacity of socio-economic structures, the modification of religious dogma by the ’real’ world, and the conspicuous benefits of religious change for the social élites.

Anthropological Reformations Anthropology in the Era of Reformation

Anthropological Reformations   Anthropology in the Era of Reformation
Author: Anne Eusterschulte,Hannah Walzholz
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Vandehoeck & Rupprecht
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3525550588
Language: en
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The aim of the volume is to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion about the establishment and debates on anthropological concepts and their changes in the age of Reformation: How do anthropological concepts touch theological questions such as the freedom of will or the human likeness to God? In which ways is there a reflection on emotions? How is scientific knowledge received by theologians? How is contemporary thought on the conditio humana presented in literature and poetry? The volume combines selected papers of relevant experts with the research work of young graduate or postgraduate scholars. It tries to encourage a transdisciplinary, international discussion focused on exemplary case studies as well as systematic points of view. Thanks to the outstanding commitment of all participants of the conference we are able to present the results of this discussion, a rich and comprehensive spectrum of research work, which will encourage further research.

Reformation Questions Reformation Answers

Reformation Questions  Reformation Answers
Author: Donald K. McKim
Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781611647822
Language: en
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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.