The European Reformations

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 7, 2009 - 454 pages
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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
  

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User Review  - Cbarrett - Goodreads

Solid book. Don't neglect to read intro chapter on historiography. Helpful stuff. Read full review

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User Review  - AJ - Goodreads

It is hard to write good textbooks on the Reformation, I think. As an epoch, it is a broad set of religious movements, and it is a period of such immense tumult and theological conflict that it can be ... Read full review

Contents

Threshold and Foothold of
23
by Michael Ostendorfer 1520
28
The Dawn of a New Era
54
Implementation of Reforms in Wittenberg
87
Social Welfare and Education
108
The Reformation of the Common Man
130
Zwingli and the Reformation
161
The Radical
188
The Reformation
282
The Reformations in England and Scotland
293
Catholic Renewal and the CounterReformation
321
Legacies of the Reformations
347
Chronology
380
The House of Valois and Bourbon to 1610
388
The Ottoman Empire
397
Aids to Reformation Studies
403

Reforms and Politics
215
The Genevan Reformation
234
The Reformation in France
260

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About the author (2009)

Carter Lindberg is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Boston University School of Theology. Widely recognized as a leading authority on the Reformation, he is the author or editor of numerous books, including Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity (2008), A Brief History of Christianity (2005), The Pietist Theologians (2004), The Reformation Theologians (2001), and The European Reformations Sourcebook (1999), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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