Reformation Divided

Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England


Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472934377

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 2724

Published to mark the 500th anniversary of the events of 1517, Reformation Divided explores the impact in England of the cataclysmic transformations of European Christianity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The religious revolution initiated by Martin Luther is usually referred to as 'The Reformation', a tendentious description implying that the shattering of the medieval religious foundations of Europe was a single process, in which a defective form of Christianity was replaced by one that was unequivocally benign, 'the midwife of the modern world'. The book challenges these assumptions by tracing the ways in which the project of reforming Christendom from within, initiated by Christian 'humanists' like Erasmus and Thomas More, broke apart into conflicting and often murderous energies and ideologies, dividing not only Catholic from Protestant, but creating deep internal rifts within all the churches which emerged from Europe's religious conflicts. The book is in three parts: In 'Thomas More and Heresy', Duffy examines how and why England's greatest humanist apparently abandoned the tolerant humanism of his youthful masterpiece Utopia, and became the bitterest opponent of the early Protestant movement. 'Counter-Reformation England' explores the ways in which post-Reformation English Catholics accommodated themselves to a complex new identity as persecuted religious dissidents within their own country, but in a European context, active participants in the global renewal of the Catholic Church. The book's final section 'The Godly and the Conversion of England' considers the ideals and difficulties of radical reformers attempting to transform the conventional Protestantism of post-Reformation England into something more ardent and committed. In addressing these subjects, Duffy shines new light on the fratricidal ideological conflicts which lasted for more than a century, and whose legacy continues to shape the modern world.

Die 95 Thesen


Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849610128


Page: 26

View: 1335

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Martin Luthers 95 Thesen, in denen er gegen Missbräuche beim Ablass und besonders gegen den geschäftsmäßigen Handel mit Ablassbriefen auftrat, wurden am 31. Oktober 1517 als Beifügung an einen Brief an den Erzbischof von Mainz und Magdeburg, Albrecht von Brandenburg, das erste Mal in Umlauf gebracht. Da eine Stellungnahme Albrechts von Brandenburg ausblieb, gab Luther die Thesen an einige Bekannte weiter, die sie kurze Zeit später ohne sein Wissen veröffentlichten und damit zum Gegenstand einer öffentlichen Diskussion im gesamten Reich machten. (aus

Die Ermordung Margaret Thatchers



Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832188185

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 9882

Meisterliche Erzählungen von Englands größter Schriftstellerin Ein Unfall mit tödlichem Ausgang. Ein geheimnisvolles Satzzeichen. Ein aufdringlicher Besucher. Ein plötzlicher Herzstillstand. Es sind die unterschiedlichsten Dinge und Ereignisse, die Hilary Mantels Figuren aus der Lebensbahn werfen – mal für kurze Zeit, mal für immer. Gemein ist ihnen, dass sie tief ins Fleisch des Daseins schneiden. Mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für die Balance zwischen subtiler Andeutung und zielsicher gesetzten Schockeffekten entlarvt »die größte englische Schriftstellerin« (so die Jury des Booker-Preises) die Abgründe, über denen das Leben wie ein dünner Teppich liegt. Diese hintersinnigen, pointiert und mit lakonischem Humor erzählten Storys sind der Beweis, dass die Großmeisterin des üppigen historischen Romans in der kurzen Form – und im Hier und Jetzt – nicht weniger heimisch ist. Mit einer bisher unveröffentlichten Erzählung

Religion in History

Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence


Author: John Wolffe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719071072

Category: Religion

Page: 335

View: 7904

This is an integrated collection of essays by leading scholars that looks at issues of conflict, conversion and coexistence in the religious context since the third century. The range of topics explored include paganism and Christianity in the later Roman world, the Crusades, the impact of the Reformation in Britain and Ireland, subsequent Protestant-Catholic conflict, the Hindu Renaissance in nineteenth-century India, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Britain in the 1960s, women and the ministry, and Christianity, Judaism and the Holocaust. The book concludes by offering an historical perspective on religion, conflict and coexistence in the world today. Published in association with The Open University, this is a student-friendly and accessible volume.

The Issues That Divide Christians


Author: Christopher Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469105659

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7608

?The Issues That Divide Christians?, is about specific issues in America that Christopher feels has divided Christians and has kept Christians apart and not walking in unity. Christopher wrote the book after having what he feels being spoken to in a dream by God and then, went to writing the book. In ?The Issues That Divide Christians?, Christopher talks about issues such as abortion, homosexuality, politics, racism, and other issues that not only America is divided over, but, also, Christians, who are supposed to be The Body of Christ. Christopher?s hope and prayer is by discussing what the Bible says about these specific issues, then Christians can walk in unity and together change America with the truth of God?s word.

England's Long Reformation

1500 - 1800


Author: Nicholas Tyacke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135360936

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 4336

England's Long Reformation" brings together a distinguished team of scholars, who seek to advance beyond current debates concerning the English Reformation. It puts the religious changes of the 16th century in longer perspective than has been traditional and counters the recent emphasis on the popularity of pre-Reformation Catholicism. Instead the case is argued for an underlying trajectory of evangelical activity from the 1520s. The contributors also examine some of the hybrid religious forms which developed and the propagation of the more uncompromising messages of Puritanism and Counter-Reformed Catholicism.; Taking their cue fom continental historians, the authors demonstrate the insights which can be derived by taking a long view of the Reformation in England. The processes of Protestantization and indeed Christianization were involved, with each new generation needing to be won over or at least re- educated. The interaction of religion and society - particularly as regards the so-called "reformation of manners" - is another central theme. Ranging from Tudor Norwich to Hanoverian Bristol, the work collectively breaks down some of the artificial barriers created by periodization and encourages a new way of looking at the English Reformation. This volume should prove valuable reading for those interested in the making of a Protestant nation.

Die Reformation

1490 - 1700


Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch,Bernd Leineweber,Helke Voß-Becher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423346535

Category: Reformation

Page: 1021

View: 2732

Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion


Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521602648

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8378

A groundbreaking new history of the process of religious conversion during the European Reformation.

The History and Origins of the surname Threston


Author: Roger McHugh,Dr. Amy Lynn

Publisher: Roger McHugh

ISBN: 1496164024

Category: History

Page: 44

View: 8975

History and origins of the surname Threston. Researched for over three years by professional genealogists Roger McHugh of Kent, England, and, Amy Lynn, Ph.D. of Salt Lake City, UT. Not only does the book give facts about the Threston surname, it also provides extremely interesting historical tidbits. The Thresten/Threston family not only to proved to be one of the oldest families the team of McHugh and Lynn ever traced, but, also one of the more historically significant families that never received due credit. Their findings include a family member who was a Knight's Templar, and, facts such as the family was once of nobility status, and, family members are related to people such as Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and, the Lewknor family who at one time owned Bodiam Castle which is still in existence today.


A Social and Cultural History


Author: Mack Holt

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201663

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 6423

Why are we so ambivalent about alcohol? Are we torn between our love of a drink and the need to restrict, or even prohibit, alcohol? How did saloon culture arise in the United States? Why did wine become such a ubiquitous part of French culture? Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History examines these questions and many more as it considers how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender and place. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book provides an overview of the many roles alcohol has played over the past five centuries.

The Age of Elizabeth

England Under the Later Tudors


Author: D.M. Palliser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901819

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 6055

This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This second edition, substantially revised and expanded, is clear in outline, rich in detail, stressing continuity as well as change, balancing the glamour of privilege with the misery and privation of the poor, and dealing with the dark side of Tudor life -- vagabondage, starvation, superstition and cruelty -- as well as its heroic achievements.

Catholic and Reformed

The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600-1640


Author: Anthony Milton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893299

Category: History

Page: 620

View: 3415

Challenging account of religious controversy between Catholic and Protestant before the Civil War.