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

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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.

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.

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 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 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 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


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

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361714294

Category: History

Page: 402

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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

The Reformation and the Book

Author: Jean François Gilmont,Karin Maag

Publisher: Scolar Press


Category: Religion

Page: 498

View: 6698


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.

Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation

Author: Katharina M. Wilson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820308661

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 638

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The dawn of humanism in the Renaissance presented privileged women with great opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. Sexual and social roles still determined the extent to which a woman could pursue education and intellectual accomplishment, but it was possible through the composition of poetry or prose to temporarily offset hierarchies of gender, to become equal to men in the act of creation. Edited by Katharina M. Wilson, this anthology introduces the works of twenty-five women writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, among them Marie Dentière, a Swiss evangelical reformer whose writings were so successful they were banned during her lifetime; Gaspara Stampa, a cultivated courtesan of Venetian aristocratic circles who wrote lyric poetry that has earned her comparisons to Michelangelo and Tasso; Hélisenne de Crenne, a French aristocrat who embodied the true spirit of the Renaissance feminist, writing both as novelist and as champion of her sex; Helene Kottanner, Austrian chambermaid to Queen Elizabeth of Hungary whose memoirs recall her daring theft of the Holy Crown of Saint Stephen for her esteemed mistress; and Lady Mary Sidney Wroth, the first Englishwoman known to write a full-length work of fiction and compose a significant body of secular poetry. Offering a seldom seen counterpoint to literature written by men, Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation presents prose and poetry that have never before appeared in English, as well as writings that have rarely been available to the nonspecialist. The women whose writings are included here are united by a keen awareness of the social limitations placed upon their creative potential, of the strained relationship between their gender and their work. This concern invests their writings with a distinctive voice--one that carries the echoes of a male aesthetic while boldly declaring battle against it.

Continuity and Change

The Harvest of Late Medieval and Reformation History : Essays Presented to Heiko A. Oberman on His 70th Birthday

Author: Robert James Bast,Andrew Colin Gow,Heiko Augustinus Oberman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116337

Category: Religion

Page: 459

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Offered here for the first time, the essays represent the most recent formulations of a wide variety of specialists within their own areas of expertise, while collectively contributing to the current historiographical debates about continuity and discontinuity between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era.


A world in turmoil

Author: Andrew Atherstone

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745970168

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 387


In The Reformation: Faith and Flames, Andrew Atherstone traces the dramatically compelling story from the Renaissance to the seventeenth-century wars of religion. Focusing on the key personalities and events, he explains the often complex ideas that were at stake – and the political as well as religious issues involved. This is a lucid, authoritative account of a period that changed the face of Europe forever. The great figures – Luther and Calvin especially – are brought vividly to life in an accessible, lively and engaging overview of this critical period.