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The Age of Reformation

The Age of Reformation

  • Author: E. Harris Harbison
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801468531
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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In The Age of Reformation, first published in 1955, E. Harris Harbison shows why sixteenth-century Europe was ripe for a catharsis. New political and social factors were at work-the growth of the middle classes, the monetary inflation resulting from an influx of gold from the New World, the invention of printing, the trend toward centralization of political power. Against these developments, Harbison places the church, nearly bankrupt because of the expense of defending the papal states, supporting an elaborate administrative organization and luxurious court, and financing the crusades. The Reformation, as he shows, was the result of "a long, slow shifting of social conditions and human values to which the church was not responding readily enough. The sheer inertia of an enormous and complex organization, the drag of powerful vested interests, the helplessness of individuals with intelligent schemes of reform-this is what strikes the historian in studying the church of the later Middle Ages." Martin Luther, a devout and forceful monk, sought only to cleanse the church of its abuses and return to the spiritual guidance of the Scriptures. But, as it turned out, western Christendom split into two camps-a division as stirring, as fearful, as portentous to the sixteenth-century world as any in Europe's history. Offering an engaging and accessible introductory history of the Reformation, Harbison focuses on the age's key individuals, institutions, and ideas while at the same time addressing the slower, less obvious tides of social and political change. A classic and long out-of-print synthesis of earlier generations of historical scholarship on the Reformation told with clarity and drama, this book concisely traces the outlines, interlocked and interwoven as they were, of the various phases that comprised the "Age of Reformation."

The Age of Reformation

The Age of Reformation

  • Author: E. Harris Harbison
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 080146854X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
  • View: 573
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In The Age of Reformation, first published in 1955, E. Harris Harbison shows why sixteenth-century Europe was ripe for a catharsis. New political and social factors were at work-the growth of the middle classes, the monetary inflation resulting from an influx of gold from the New World, the invention of printing, the trend toward centralization of political power. Against these developments, Harbison places the church, nearly bankrupt because of the expense of defending the papal states, supporting an elaborate administrative organization and luxurious court, and financing the crusades. The Reformation, as he shows, was the result of "a long, slow shifting of social conditions and human values to which the church was not responding readily enough. The sheer inertia of an enormous and complex organization, the drag of powerful vested interests, the helplessness of individuals with intelligent schemes of reform-this is what strikes the historian in studying the church of the later Middle Ages." Martin Luther, a devout and forceful monk, sought only to cleanse the church of its abuses and return to the spiritual guidance of the Scriptures. But, as it turned out, western Christendom split into two camps-a division as stirring, as fearful, as portentous to the sixteenth-century world as any in Europe's history. Offering an engaging and accessible introductory history of the Reformation, Harbison focuses on the age's key individuals, institutions, and ideas while at the same time addressing the slower, less obvious tides of social and political change. A classic and long out-of-print synthesis of earlier generations of historical scholarship on the Reformation told with clarity and drama, this book concisely traces the outlines, interlocked and interwoven as they were, of the various phases that comprised the "Age of Reformation."

The Age of Reformation

The Age of Reformation

The Tudor and Stewart Realms 1485-1603

  • Author: Alec Ryrie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351987194
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The Age of Reformation charts how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked in the sixteenth century, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation of new religious and social identities in the parishes. In this book, Alec Ryrie provides an authoritative overview of the religious and political reformations of the sixteenth century. This turbulent century saw Protestantism come to England, Scotland and even Ireland, while the Tudor and Stewart monarchs made their authority felt within and beyond their kingdoms more than any of their predecessors. This book demonstrates how this age of reformations produced not only a new religion, but a new politics – absolutist, yet pluralist, populist yet bound by law. This new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes expanded sections on Lollardy and anticlericalism, on Henry VIII’s early religious views, on several of the rebellions which convulsed Tudor England and on unofficial religion, ranging from Elizabethan Catholicism to incipient atheism. Drawing on the most recent research, Alec Ryrie explains why these events took the course they did – and why that course was so often an unexpected and unlikely one. It is essential reading for students of early modern British history and the history of the reformation.

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

  • Author: Johan Huizinga
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400858070
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 312
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Johan Huizinga had a special sympathy for the complex, withdrawn personality of Erasmus and for his advocacy of intellectual and spiritual balance in a quarrelsome age. This biography is a classic work on the sixteenth-century scholar/humanist. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Antwerp in the Age of Reformation

Antwerp in the Age of Reformation

Underground Protestantism in a Commercial Metropolis, 1550-1577

  • Author: Guido Marnef
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Sixteenth-century Antwerp attracted numerous Protestants from other parts of Europe who found safe haven in this city, even during the tumultuous years of Spanish domination. Yet historians have not fully appreciated how the Protestant Reformation came to the Netherlands, a nation commercially and politically important far beyond its small size. In Antwerp in the Age of Reformation historian Guido Marnef charts the social and economic networks that enabled Protestant, especially Calvinists and Anabaptists, to create a well-organized church. Covering the period of the great Netherlands' revolt against Spain, he explores the interplay between religion and politics and examines tensions within the Protestant community. This unprecedented look at the life of an important city and region is a significant addition to the literature on the Protestant Reformation and to the history of early modern Europe.

The Age of Renaissance and Reformation

The Age of Renaissance and Reformation

  • Author: Charles Garfield Nauert
  • Publisher: University Press of Amer
  • ISBN: 9780819118622
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
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Looks at history during the period from 1300 to the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648.

European universities in the age of Reformation and Counter Reformation

European universities in the age of Reformation and Counter Reformation

  • Author: Helga Robinson-Hammerstein
  • Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 203
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The university is the only European institution which has preserved its fundamental patterns and its basic role and functions over the course of history.' This statement by the eminent scholar Walter R)egg has been subjected to further close scrutiny in a collection of discussion papers originating in specific Colloquia held in Trinity College, Dublin over the past five years.Intensive discussions have suggested the following: far from losing its significance with the break-up of the universal church and the universal empire, the European university. really came into its own in the early modern period (the age of confessional strife),

The Age of the Reformation

The Age of the Reformation

  • Author: Preserved Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reformation
  • Page: 861
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The Age of Reform, 1250-1550

The Age of Reform, 1250-1550

An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe

  • Author: Steven Ozment
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300027600
  • Category: History
  • Page: 458
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"Ozment does a wonderful job of showing that the story of the Reformation does NOT begin with the posting of the 95 theses in 1517. Rather, the events of the 1500s were the culmination of a centuries-old search for truth. Ozment's account of the Reformation as something unfolding out of the Middle Ages is much more instructive than the standard view, which treats the Reformation as a starting point for this or that development. This book grounds Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Ignatius firmly in the tradition of medieval scholastic, mystic, and ecclesio-political thought, as well as Renaissance humanism. Additional chapters are devoted to clerical marriage and resistance to tyranny, two legacies of Protestantism that Ozment finds particularly compelling. To top it off, the author has obviously done his homework; every significant interpretation by previous scholars receives due note here" -- Amazon.com.

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

  • Author: Johan Huizinga
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400858070
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 312
  • View: 1790
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Johan Huizinga had a special sympathy for the complex, withdrawn personality of Erasmus and for his advocacy of intellectual and spiritual balance in a quarrelsome age. This biography is a classic work on the sixteenth-century scholar/humanist. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 2, The Age of Reformation

The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 2, The Age of Reformation

  • Author: Quentin Skinner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521294355
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. We are given an insight into the actual processes of the formation of ideologies and into some of the linkages between political theory and practice. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474

German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400–1650

German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400–1650

  • Author: Thomas A. Brady Jr.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139481150
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This book studies the connections between the political reform of the Holy Roman Empire and the German lands around 1500 and the sixteenth-century religious reformations, both Protestant and Catholic. It argues that the character of the political changes (dispersed sovereignty, local autonomy) prevented both a general reformation of the Church before 1520 and a national reformation thereafter. The resulting settlement maintained the public peace through politically structured religious communities (confessions), thereby avoiding further religious strife and fixing the confessions into the Empire's constitution. The Germans' emergence into the modern era as a people having two national religions was the reformation's principal legacy to modern Germany.

Humanists and Reformers

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.

Reformations

Reformations

The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

  • Author: Carlos M. N. Eire
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300220685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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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.

German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650

German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650

  • Author: Thomas A. Brady
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052188909X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 477
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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.

Theology of the Reformers

Theology of the Reformers

  • Author: Timothy George
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433680785
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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First released in 1988, this 25th Anniversary Edition of Timothy George’s Theology of the Reformers includes a new chapter and bibliography on William Tyndale, the reformer who courageously stood at the headwaters of the English Reformation. Also included are expanded opening and concluding chapters and updated bibliographies on each reformer. Theology of the Reformers articulates the theological self-understanding of five principal figures from the period of the Reformation: Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, Menno Simons, and William Tyndale. George establishes the context for their work by describing the spiritual climate of their time. Then he profiles each reformer, providing a picture of their theology that does justice to the scope of their involvement in the reforming effort. George details the valuable contributions these men made to issues historically considered pillars of the Christian faith: Scripture, Jesus Christ, salvation, the church, and last things. The intent is not just to document the theology of these reformers, but also to help the church of today better understand and more faithfully live its calling as followers of the one true God. Through and through, George’s work provides a truly integrated and comprehensive picture of Christian theology at the time of the Reformation.

Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

  • Author: Peter Marshall
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191542911
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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This is the first comprehensive study of one of the most important aspects of the Reformation in England: its impact on the status of the dead. Protestant reformers insisted vehemently that between heaven and hell there was no 'middle place' of purgatory where the souls of the departed could be assisted by the prayers of those still living on earth. This was no remote theological proposition, but a revolutionary doctrine affecting the lives of all sixteenth-century English people, and the ways in which their Church and society were organized. This book illuminates the (sometimes ambivalent) attitudes towards the dead to be discerned in pre-Reformation religious culture, and traces (up to about 1630) the uncertain progress of the 'reformation of the dead' attempted by Protestant authorities, as they sought both to stamp out traditional rituals and to provide the replacements acceptable in an increasingly fragmented religious world. It also provides detailed surveys of Protestant perceptions of the afterlife, of the cultural meanings of the appearance of ghosts, and of the patterns of commemoration and memory which became characteristic of post-Reformation England. Together these topics constitute an important case-study in the nature and tempo of the English Reformation as an agent of social and cultural transformation. The book speaks directly to the central concerns of current Reformation scholarship, addressing questions posed by 'revisionist' historians about the vibrancy and resilience of traditional religious culture, and by 'post-revisionists' about the penetration of reformed ideas. Dr Marshall demonstrates not only that the dead can be regarded as a significant 'marker' of religious and cultural change, but that a persistent concern with their status did a great deal to fashion the distinctive appearance of the English Reformation as a whole, and to create its peculiarities and contradictory impulses.

Law and Protestantism

Law and Protestantism

The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

  • Author: John Witte
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521012997
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 337
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This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany.

Ecumenism in the Age of the Reformation

Ecumenism in the Age of the Reformation

The Colloquy of Poissy

  • Author: Donald Nugent
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674237254
  • Category: History
  • Page: 258
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This work on the colloquy presents the dialectical complexities of the sixteenth-century theology--a theology that had emerged with binding strands of religious idealism and political interest. Theology was, indeed, the medium of discourse, but it was not an end in itself. Rather, it was a means to a higher goal: religious reconciliation.