Radical Reformation Studies

249-82. 5James Stayer, 'Luther Studies and Reformation Studies', Canadian Journal of History, 17 (1982), pp. 499-505; 'The Eclipse of Young Man Luther: An Outsider's Perspective on Luther Studies', Canadian Journal of History, ...

Author: Werner O. Packull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351906883

Category: History

Page: 216

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This review brings together new research in three areas of Anabaptist studies and the Radical Reformation. Part One focuses on sixteenth-century Anabaptism, re-examining the ’polygenesis model’ of Anabaptism articulated by Stayer, Packull and Depperman. Part Two deals with the connections between Anabaptists and other Reformation dissenters, their marginalisation as social groups and their relations with the intellectual movements of the age. The final section addresses historiographic and comparative issues of writing the history of marginalised groups, investigating some preconceptions which influence historians’ approaches to Anabaptism and their implications for understanding other religious groups.

Reformation Studies

dubious witness, ' great setters forth ' of sedition, since Horsekey had heard them say several times since Christmas that it would never be well as long as the King was Supreme Head of the church and that it would not be reformed ...

Author: A. G. Dickens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780907628040

Category: History

Page: 610

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An Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post Reformation Thought

Andre Seguenny (BadenBaden: Editions Valentin Koerner, 1989), 107—11;]. F. Gerhard Goeters, “Caspar Olevianus als Theologe,” 295. [109]. This particular reading of the Palatine Reformation is heavily indebted to the research ...

Author: Lyle D. Bierma

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441206626

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This work examines key aspects of the development of the Heidelberg Catechism, including historical background, socio-political origins, purpose, authorship, sources, and theology. The book includes the first ever English translations of two major sources of the Heidelberg Catechism--Ursinus's Smaller and Larger Catechisms--and a bibliography of research on the document since 1900. Students of the Reformed tradition and the Protestant Reformation will value this resource.

Martin Luther as Prophet Teacher and Hero Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post Reformation Thought

Calvin, Bullinger, and other Reformed theologians were shown wrong on the basis of testimonies offered to the audience by Andreae, Hesshus, Selnecker, ... So he studied the accounts by Sleidanus and Melanchthon, Luther's own works, ...

Author: Robert Kolb

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441237200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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A study of Martin Luther's legacy explains how the view of Luther as prophet, teacher, and hero shaped the thought and action of his followers.

The Bondage and Liberation of the Will Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post Reformation Thought

On the contrary this response of the will too (which they call cooperation), whether for receiving or for maintaining the impulse of the Holy Spirit, derives from the fact that, having now been reformed, the will presents itself as ...

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441207012

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"This first English translation of an important work of John Calvin is a welcome supplement to his teachings in his Institutes." -E. Earle Ellis, Southwestern Journal of Theology This volume provides Calvin's fullest treatment of the relationship between the grace of God and the free will of humans. It offers insight into Calvin's interpretations of the church fathers, especially Augustine, on the topics of grace and free will and contains Calvin's answer to Pighius's objection that preaching is unnecessary if salvation is by grace alone. This important work, edited by renowned scholar A. N. S. Lane, contains material not found elsewhere in Calvin's writings and will be required reading for students of Calvin and the Protestant Reformation.

Henry VIII and the English Reformation

A. G. Dickens, 'Secular and Religious Motivation in the Pilgrimage of Grace', in his Reformation Studies (London, 1982), pp.57–82. M. H. Dodds and R. Dodds, The Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536–1537, and the Exeter Conspiracy, 1538, ...

Author: Richard Rex

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350306899

Category: History

Page: 248

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Abandoning the traditional narrative approach to the subject, Richard Rex presents an analytical account which sets out the logic of Henry VIII's shortlived Reformation. Starting with the fundamental matter of the royal supremacy, Rex goes on to investigate the application of this principle to the English ecclesiastical establishment and to the traditional religion of the people. He then examines the extra impetus and the new direction which Henry's regime gave to the development of a vernacular and literate devotional culture, and shows how, despite Henry's best intentions, serious religious divisions had emerged in England by the end of his reign. The study emphasises the personal role of Henry VIII in driving the Reformation process and how this process, in turn, considerably reinforced the monarch's power. This updated edition of a powerful interpretation of Henry VIII's Reformation retains the analytical edge and stylish lucidity of the original text while taking full account of the latest research. An important new chapter elucidates the way in which 'politics' and 'religion' interacted in early Tudor England.

German Reformation

One of the most important recent contributions to Reformation studies has pointed to the limited impact of Reformation ideas, especially in the countryside (119). Part of the limitation can perhaps be found in the inability of reformed ...

Author: R. W. Scribner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230212534

Category: History

Page: 136

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Over the past twenty years, new approaches to the history of the Reformation of the Church have radically altered our understanding of that event within its broadest social and cultural context. In this classic study R. W. Scribner provided a synthesis of the main research, with a special emphasis on the German Reformation, and presented his own interpretation of the period. Paying particular attention to the social history of the broader religious movements of the German Reformation, Scribner examined those elements of popular culture and belief which are now seen to have played a central role in shaping the development and outcome of the movements for reform in the sixteenth century. Scribner concluded that 'the Reformation', as it came to be known, was only one of a wide range of responses to the problem of religious reform and revival, and suggested that the movement as a whole was less successful than previously claimed. In the second edition of this invaluable text, C. Scott Dixon's new Introduction, supplementary chapter and bibliography continue Scribner's original lines of inquiry, and provide additional commentary on developments within German Reformation scholarship over the sixteen years since its first publication.

The Defense of the Reformed Faith

This volume is an attempt to help overcome a lamentable gap in English language Reformation studies by making available in English for the first time several important Reformation, pastoral and eucharistic writings of Huldrych Zwingli ...

Author: Ulrich Zwingli

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9780915138586

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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Beyond Expulsion

Essential Papers in Jewish Studies. Ed. David B. Ruderman. New York: New York University Press, 1992, 219–251. Bopp, Marie-Joseph. Die evangelischen Geistlichen und Theologen in Elsaß und Lothringen von der Reformation bis zur Gegenwart ...

Author: Debra Kaplan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804779050

Category: History

Page: 272

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Beyond Expulsion is a history of Jewish-Christian interactions in early modern Strasbourg, a city from which the Jews had been expelled and banned from residence in the late fourteenth century. This study shows that the Jews who remained in the Alsatian countryside continued to maintain relationships with the city and its residents in the ensuing period. During most of the sixteenth century, Jews entered Strasbourg on a daily basis, where they participated in the city's markets, litigated in its courts, and shared their knowledge of Hebrew and Judaica with Protestant Reformers. By the end of the sixteenth century, Strasbourg became an increasingly orthodox Lutheran city, and city magistrates and religious leaders sought to curtail contact between Jews and Christians. This book unearths the active Jewish participation in early modern society, traces the impact of the Reformation on local Jews, discusses the meaning of tolerance, and describes the shifting boundaries that divided Jewish and Christian communities.