The Modern Church

From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium

Author: Glenn T. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This introduction to the history of Christianity in the modern period, beginning with the changing social, cultural, and religious context of Europe around the year 1500, traces the development of the various branches of the Christian faith down to the present. This book ranges from examination of theological figures and the history of denominations and movements, to discussions of the social history of the churches.

John Wycliffe the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: David Fountain

Publisher: Revival Literature

ISBN: 9780907821021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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This beautifully-produced, illustrated book is a very readable account of John Wycliffe, "The Morning Star of the Reformation," and his contribution to English Protestantism.

The Dawn of the Reformation

Essays in Late Medieval and Early Reformation Thought

Author: Heiko Oberman

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802806550

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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A distinguished scholar places the Reformation movement in its medieval context. Oberman's discerning perspective illuminates the modern student in regard to the multi-faceted historical-cultural context out of which the Reformation arose. "This splendid volume includes essays ranging in time from the fourteenth century to Calvin. . . ".--Gordon Rupp, University of Cambridge.

The Honeycomb Scroll

Philipp Melanchthon at the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: Gregory B. Graybill

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506400450

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Long overshadowed by Luther and Calvin, Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560) is nevertheless one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation. Reformer, humanist, theologian, philosopher, ecumenist, and teacher of pastors—Melanchthon had a profound effect on the sweep of Western church history. This book gives the most detailed English-language biographical treatment of Melanchthon to date, moving from his historical context and family of origin, through his childhood, education, and early career at Wittenberg during the dramatic events at the dawn of the Reformation (1497–1524).

The Medieval Church

From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation

Author: Carl A. Volz

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724772

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Why does one's concept of the medieval church have a direct bearing on one's attitude toward ecumenism? How was Europe evangelized? Why is it essential to understand the different relationships of church-to-state between the West and Byzantium in order to understand the church's role in Eastern culture today? What common practices of public worship and personal piety have their roots in the medieval church? The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation addresses these questions and many more to demonstrate the pervasive influence of the past on modern piety, practice, and beliefs. For many years the Medieval period of church history has been ignored or denigrated as being the "dark ages," an attitude fostered by Enlightenment assumptions. Yet not only does this millennium provide a bridge to the early church, it created modern Europe and its nations, institutions, and the concept of Christendom as well. The Medieval Church, written in an easily accessible style, introduces the reader to the fascinating interplay of authority and dissent, the birth and development of doctrinal beliefs, the spirituality of the common person, and the enduring allure of Christian mysticism. The Medieval Church is a companion to The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages by E. Glenn Hinson and The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium by Glenn Miller.

Reforming the Prophet

The Dawn of the Islamic Reformation

Author: W. R. Clement

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414927

Category: Electronic books

Page: 161

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Many people in the West have difficulty gaining a deeper understanding of what is going in the Middle East. The conflicts in Israel and the West Bank, for example, appear to be random when viewed solely through the lens of current media reports. Offshoots of Middle East conflicts, like the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, can appear to have occured without reason. In this important book, well-regarded consultant and ex-policy analyst W.R. Clement proposes that these conflicts are part of a larger change underway in the Islamic world. He argues that Islam is in the early stages of a religious reformation not unlike the Protestant Reformation of sixteenth-century Europe. According to Clement, what we are witnessing is the beginning of a long and bloody religious struggle into which the West is being drawn whether it likes it or not.

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060633158

Category: Church history

Page: 429

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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. Historian Justo Gonzalez shows how various social, political, and economic movements affected Christianity's internal growth. Gonzalez skillfully weaves in relevant details from the lives of prominent figures from the apostles to John Wycliffe, tracing out core theological issues and developments as reflected in the lives and struggles of leading thinkers within the various traditions of the church. "The history of the church, while showing all the characteristics fo human history, is much more than the history of an institution or movement," Gonzalez stresses. "It is a history of the deeds of the spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before in the faith." The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church, and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. The Story of Christianity will serve as a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity for students and teachers of church history, for pastors, and for general readers.

The Story of Christianity: Volume 1

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062364898

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought. From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. González also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.

The Morning Star

Wycliffe and the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: G. H. W. Parker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597525634

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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In a generation when Western Christendom was convulsed by crisis in its religious leadership and its kingdoms were divided in political rivalries, John Wycliffe stood out with his torrid denunciation of abuses in the Christian Church. More works have been written about him than any other medieval Englishman, and yet to explain what he sought to do or achieved paradoxically remains difficult. The greater part of his life was spent in a university career and academic disputation, and very little is known of the details of this period before he emerged into public affairs. For the last dozen years or so before his death, he became entangled in English ecclesiastical and secular politics, and in this career eventually gave his attention more exclusively to demands for the reform of doctrines and abuses. --from chapter 2

The European Reformations

Author: Carter Lindberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360868

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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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

Masters of the Reformation

The Emergence of a New Intellectual Climate in Europe

Author: Heiko Augustinus Oberman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521230988

Category: History

Page: 369

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A general survey of academic thought and its impact on a wider world from the later Middle Ages to the emergence of Luther and the city Reformation. The book uses the early history of the University of Tubingen to illuminate late fifteenth-century theological developments and the first stirrings of the Reformation.

Contesting the Reformation

Author: C. Scott Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118272307

Category: History

Page: 240

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Contesting the Reformation provides a comprehensive surveyof the most influential works in the field of Reformation studiesfrom a comparative, cross-national, interdisciplinaryperspective. Represents the only English-language single-authored syntheticstudy of Reformation historiography Addresses both the English and the Continental debates onReformation history Provides a thematic approach which takes in the main trends inmodern Reformation history Draws on the most recent publications relating to Reformationstudies Considers the social, political, cultural, and intellectualimplications of the Reformation and the associated literature

Story of Christianity: Volume 1

The Early Church to the Reformation

Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010743

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 3977

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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. Historian Justo Gonzalez shows how various social, political, and economic movements affected Christianity's internal growth. Gonzalez skillfully weaves in relevant details from the lives of prominent figures from the apostles to John Wycliffe, tracing out core theological issues and developments as reflected in the lives and struggles of leading thinkers within the various traditions of the church. "The history of the church, while showing all the characteristics fo human history, is much more than the history of an institution or movement," Gonzalez stresses. "It is a history of the deeds of the spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before in the faith." The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church, and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. The Story of Christianity will serve as a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity for students and teachers of church history, for pastors, and for general readers.

The Two Reformations

The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Author: Heiko A. Oberman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300130348

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In this last collection of his vital, controversial, and accessible writings, Heiko A. Oberman seeks to liberate and broaden our understanding of the European Reformation, from its origins in medieval philosophy and theology through the Puritan settlers who brought Calvin’s vision to the New World. Ranging over many topics, Oberman finds fascinating connections between aspects of the Reformation and twentieth-century history and thought—most notably the connection to Nazism and the Holocaust. He revisits his earlier work on the history of anti-Semitism, rejects the notion of an unbroken line from Luther to Hitler to the Holocaust, and offers a new perspective on the Christian legacy of anti-Semitism and its murderous result in the twentieth century. Oberman demonstrates how the simplifications and rigidities of modern historiography have obscured the existential spirits of such great figures as Luther and Calvin. He explores the debt of both Luther and Calvin to medieval religious thought and the impact of diverse features of “the long fifteenth century”—including the Black Death, nominalism, humanism, and the Conciliar Movement—on the Reformation.

Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism

When God Left the World

Author: Regina Mara Schwartz

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804779555

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism asks what happened when the world was shaken by challenges to the sacred order as people had known it, an order that regulated both their actions and beliefs. When Reformers gave up the doctrine of transubstantiation (even as they held onto revised forms of the Eucharist), they lost a doctrine that infuses all materiality, spirituality, and signification with the presence of God. That presence guaranteed the cleansing of human fault, the establishment of justice, the success of communication, the possibility of union with God and another, and love. These longings were not lost but displaced, Schwartz argues, onto other cultural forms in a movement from ritual to the arts, from the sacrament to the sacramental. Investigating the relationship of the arts to the sacred, Schwartz returns to the primary meaning of "sacramental" as "sign making," noting that because the sign always points beyond itself, it participates in transcendence, and this evocation of transcendence, of mystery, is the work of a sacramental poetics.

The European Reformation

Author: Euan Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547858

Category: History

Page: 616

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Since its first appearance in 1991, The European Reformation has offered a clear, integrated and coherent analysis and explanation of how Christianity in Western and Central Europe from Iceland to Hungary, from the Baltic to the Pyrenees splintered into separate Protestant and Catholic identities and movements. This new edition embraces and responds to developments in scholarship over the past twenty years. Substantially re-writtenand updated, with both a thorough revision of the text and fully updated references and bibliography, it nevertheless preserves the distinctive features of the original, including its clearly thought-outintegration of theological ideas and political cultures, helping to bridge the gap between theological and social history, and the use of helpful charts and tables that made the original so easy to use.