The European Reformations

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-07
  • Publisher: Wiley

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With its 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

Author Biography

Carter Lindberg is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Boston University School of Theology. Widely recognized as a leading authority on the Reformation, he is the author or editor of numerous books, including Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity (2008), A Brief History of Christianity (2005), The Pietist Theologians (2004), The Reformation Theologians (2001), and The European Reformations Sourcebook (1999), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Abbreviations
History, Historiography, and Interpretations of the Reformations
History and Historiography
Interpretations of the Reformations
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Late Middle Ages: Threshold and Foothold of the Reformations
Agrarian Crisis, Famine, and Plague
Towns and Cities: Loci of Ideas and Change
The Printing Press of Mines and Militancy
Social Tensions
The Crisis of Values
The western schism
Anticlericalism and the Renaissance Papacy
Suggestions for Further Reading
Electronic resources
The Dawn of a New Era
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Theological and Pastoral Responses to Insecurity
Theological Implications
Indulgences: The Purchase of Paradise
The Squeaky Mouse
Politics and Piety
From the Diet of Worms to the Land of the Birds
The diet of Worms
Suggestions for Further Reading
Electronic resources
Wait for No One: Implementation of Reforms in Wittenberg
In the Land of the Birds
Melanchthon: Teacher of Germany
Karlstadt and Proto-Puritanism
Bishops, Clerical Marriage, and Strategies for Reform
The Gospel and Social Order
Suggestions for Further Reading
Fruits of the Fig Tree: Social Welfare and Education
Late Medieval Poor Relief
Beyond Charity
The Institutionalization of Social Welfare
Bugenhagen and the Spread of Evangelical Social Welfare
Education for Service to God and Service to the Neighbor
The Catechisms and Christian Vocation
Was the Early Reformation a Failure?
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Reformation of the Common Man
"Brother Andy"
Thomas M&turnedalpha;ntzer
M&turnedalpha;ntzers Origins and Theology
M&turnedalpha;ntzers Historical Development
On to the Land of Hus
The Revolution of the Common Man, 1524-1526
The Role of Anticlericalism
Luther and the Peasants' War
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Swiss Connection: Zwingli and the Reformation in Zurich
The Affair of the Sausages
Zwinglis Beginnings
Magistracy and Church in Zurich
Zwinglis Reform Program
Excursus: Medieval Sacramental Theology
The Marburg Colloquy, 1529
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Sheep against the Shepherds: The Radical Reformations
The Anabaptists
Excursus: Reformation Understandings of Baptism
Zurich Beginnings
Anabaptist Multiplicity
The M&turnedalpha;nster Debacle
The Subversive Piety of the Spiritualists
Suggestions for Further Reading
Augsburg 1530 to Augsburg 1555: Reforms and Politics
The Trail of Worms
The Diet of Worms
The Diet of Speyer, 1526
The Diet of Speyer, 1529
The Diet of Augsburg, 1530, and the Augsburg Confession
The Right of Resistance to the Emperor
Reformation Ecumenism, War, and the Peace of Augsburg
Suggestions for Further Reading
"The Most Perfect School of Christ": The Genevan Reformation
John Calvin (1509-1564)
Journey to Geneva
The Reformation in Geneva
Sojourn in Strasbourg
Geneva under Calvin, 1541-1564
Calvins Consolidation of his Authority
The Servetus Case
Protestant Mission and Evangelism: The "International Conspiracy"
Suggestions for Further Reading
Refuge in the Shadow of Gods Wings: The Reformation in France
The Shield of Humanism
Evangelical Progress and Persecution
Calvin's Influence in France
The Colloquy of Poissy, 1561
The Wars of Religion, 1562-1598
The St Bartholomews Day Massacre
"Paris is Worth a Mass"
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Blood of the Martyrs: The Reformation in the Netherlands
"La secte Lutheriane"
Dissident Movements
The Rise of Calvinism and the Spanish Reaction
A Godly Society?
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Reformations in England and Scotland
Anticlericalism and Lutheran Beginnings
The Kings Great Matter
Passions, Politics, and Piety
Edward VI and Protestant Progress
Mary Tudor and Protestant Regress
Elizabeth I and the Via Media
Mary Stuart (1542-1587) and the Reformation in Scotland
Suggestions for Further Reading
Catholic Renewal and the Counter-Reformation
Late Medieval Renewal Movements
The Index and the Inquisition
Loyola and the Society of Jesus
The Council of Trent, 1545-1563
Suggestions for Further Reading
Electronic resources
Legacies of the Reformations
The Reformations and Women
Toleration and the "Other"
Economics, Education, and Science
Literature and the Arts
Back to the Future: The Reformations and Modernity
Suggestions for Further Reading
Electronic resources
The House of Valois and Bourbon, to 1610
The family of Charles V
The English crown, 1485-1603
Ottoman sultans, 1451-1648
Popes, 1492-1605
Europe about 1500
Germany at the time of the Reformations
The Empire of Charles V
The Ottoman Empire
The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires
Religious divisions in Europe about 1600
Appendix: Aids to Reformation Studies
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