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

View: 9912


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 Modern Church

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

Author: Glenn T. Miller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8706


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.

The Story of Christianity: Volume 2

The Reformation to the Present Day

Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061855898

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 8568


Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history. With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, Africa-American, and Third-World theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.

The Story of Christianity: Volume 1

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 006185588X

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 1704


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 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).

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

View: 422


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.

The Reformation and the Book

Author: Jean François Gilmont,Karin Maag

Publisher: Scolar Press


Category: Religion

Page: 498

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This work examines both the role of the book in the spread of the Reformation across Europe, and the impact of printed works on their readership. This collection of closely-linked essays brings to light important recent work on the topic from every major European country, introducing English-speakers to much previously inaccessible research.

Forerunners of the Reformation

The Shape of Late Medieval Thought

Author: Heiko A. Oberman,Paul L. Nyhus

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227170458

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 4874


Oberman's magisterial work transfers discussion of late medieval Christian thought from the private studies of the specialist to more general use and understanding, and explains the significance of the ideas of the time. Although this 'Late Medieval Reader' does not exhaust the riches of the period between the High Middle Ages and the Reformation era, it introduces the reader to aspects of such major themes as conciliarism, curialism, mysticism, scholasticism, the spirituality of the Devotio Moderna, and the impact of Renaissance humanism.The theme of the Forerunners has grown out of the consideration that the justified rejection of a confessional reading of the past has been succeeded by an equally unhistorical disjunction of the Medieval and Reformation periods. Without a grasp of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the medieval basis of modern thought is incomplete, since Reformation and Counter Reformation seem to arise 'out of the blue'.

The Roots of the Reformation

Tradition, Emergence and Rupture

Author: G. R. Evans

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083083947X

Category: Religion

Page: 527

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G. R. Evans revisits the question of what happened at the Reformation. She argues that the controversies that roiled the era are part of a much longer history of discussion and disputation. By showing us just how old these debates really were, Evans brings into high relief their unprecedented outcomes at the moment of the Reformation.

Reforming the Prophet

The Dawn of the Islamic Reformation

Author: W. R. Clement

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414927

Category: Electronic books

Page: 161

View: 6961


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.

A Brief Introduction to the Reformation

Author: Glenn S. Sunshine

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611647851

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 9467


This readable, accessible introduction provides a solid grounding in the history of the Protestant Reformation. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Glenn Sunshine examines the key people and ideas of this movement. Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading provided for each chapter make this book ideal for the classroom or group study.

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

View: 1994


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.


Author: Herbert B. (Herbert Brook) B. Workman

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361714294

Category: History

Page: 402

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Here I Stand

A Life of Martin Luther

Author: Roland H. Bainton

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426775962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8982


The Reformation of the sixteenth century was a vast and complicated movement. It involved kings and peasants, cardinals and country priests, monks and merchants. It spread from one end of Europe to the other, and manifested itself in widely differing forms. Yet in spite of its diverse and complex character, to start to understand the Reformation you need know only one name: Martin Luther. Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther remains the definitive introduction to the great Reformer and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this towering historical figure.

Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Revised Edition

From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation

Author: William C. Placher,Derek R. Nelson

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664239331

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 1851


William C. Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the early church through the Middle Ages, and up to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors' introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work's scope with the addition of many new texts, especially those from the voices of women and others who have been marginalized from the theological tradition. This valuable resource brings together the writings of major theologians from the church's history for a new generation of students.