Crisis and Renewal: The Era of the Reformations

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-27
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This latest volume in the Westminster History of Christian Thought series introduces readers to the events and ideas that propelled the various religious reformations of sixteenth-century Europe. This splendid introduction to this momentous period examines the historical and theological developments that dramatically changed the religious landscape of Europe and continue to have important effects today. Discussion questions and other aids make this an excellent book for classroom use.

Author Biography

R Ward Holder is Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is the author of John Calvin and the Grounding of Biblical Interpretation: Calvins First Commentaries.

Table of Contents

Series Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Chronologyp. xiii
Introduction: Why Another History of the Reformation?p. 1
What Is the Reformation?p. 7
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Justification by Faith
The Late Medieval Contextp. 17
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Heresy, Schism, and Orthodoxy
The Humanistic Call for Reformp. 37
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: The Process of Salvation
The Lutheran Reformp. 59
Zwingli and Zurich: Early Swiss Reformp. 91
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide
Radical Reformp. 117
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Sacraments?
Calvin and Geneva: Later Swiss Reformp. 143
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Eucharistic Controversies
English Reform: The Foundation of the Church of Englandp. 167
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Where Is the Church? Ecclesiological Struggles and Solutions
Catholic Reform: Early Modern Catholicismp. 189
Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Confessionalism
Religion and Violencep. 213
Other Movements of Reform and Later Consequencesp. 229
Conclusion: Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformandap. 241
Notesp. 251
Index of Names of Personsp. 263
Index of Subjectsp. 267
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