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The Essence of the Reformation

Kirsten Birkett

The Essence of the Reformation

Kirsten Birkett

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Corruption in the church. Political turmoil and intrigue. A clash of new ideas and ancient pagan religions. Courageous and extraordinary individuals. Doctrinal disputes that were matters of life and death. These things and more make up what is often called the 'Reformation', that tumultuous period of European history ranging from around 1517 to the turn of the century. Unfortunately, the events, people and ideas are generally not well known today, even though in many ways, the Reformation made our modern world what it is. It provided the thinking and beliefs that shaped intellectual and religios endeavour for centuries to come, down to the present day. In this short book, Kirsten Birkett brings us the essence of the Reformation - the social and religious soil in which it grew, the events and people which shaped it, the ideas and doctrines for which many of them died. - Publisher

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Corruption in the church. Political turmoil and intrigue. A clash of new ideas and ancient pagan religions. Courageous and extraordinary individuals. Doctrinal disputes that were matters of life and death. These things and more make up what is often called the 'Reformation', that tumultuous period of European history ranging from around 1517 to the turn of the century. Unfortunately, the events, people and ideas are generally not well known today, even though in many ways, the Reformation made our modern world what it is. It provided the thinking and beliefs that shaped intellectual and religios endeavour for centuries to come, down to the present day. In this short book, Kirsten Birkett brings us the essence of the Reformation - the social and religious soil in which it grew, the events and people which shaped it, the ideas and doctrines for which many of them died. - Publisher
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A brief introduction to history and theology of the Reformation
- Publisher

In this short book, Kirsten Birkett brings to us the essence of the Reformation- the social and religious soil in which it grew, the events and people which shaped it, the ideas and doctrines for which many of them died. Corruption in the church. Political turmoil and intrigue. A clash of new ideas and ancient pagan religions. Courageous and extraordinary individuals. Doctrinal disputes that were matters of life and death. These things and more make up what is often called the 'Reformation', that tumultuous period of European history ranging from around 1517 to the turn of the century. Unfortunately, the events, the people and ideas are generally not well known today, even though in many ways, the Reformation made our world what it is. It provided the thinking and beliefs that shaped intellectual and religious endeavour for centuries to come, down to the present day. In this short book, Kirsten Birkett brings to us the essence of the Reformation- the social and religious soil in which it grew, the events and people which shaped it, the ideas and doctrines for which many of them died. The Modern Beliefs series is part of the work of the Matthias Centre for the Study of Modern Beliefs. The series aims to present a short summary and analysis of the beliefs and ideologies of our modern world from a Christian point of view.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Kirsten Birkett

Kirsty Birkett (Ph.D., University of New South Wales) is a lecturer in Pastoral Counselling and Youth and Children's Ministry at Oak Hill College, London.

Kirsty hopes to see her students develop a passion for Christ and a passion for Christ-likeness in those they minister to.

She has worked for the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney as a tutor in philosophy of science, and in Christian publishing. Kirsty has also been an editor and writer of children's material and was for ten years on the Board of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Her many publications cover the whole area of relationships between science and religion. She has also written on psychology, feminism and the family for both a popular and academic audience. Including The Essence of the Reformation, Classics of the Reformation, The Essence of Feminism, The Essence of Psychology, and Unnatural Enemies: an introduction to Science and Christianity

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Part 1. What Was Religion Like In Medieval Europe? 1. Pagan Beliefs And Medieval Religion; 2. Sacraments And Priests; 3. Saints And Miracles; 4. Why The Change? Part 2. What Happened Where? 1. Germany; 2. Switzerland; 3. France; 4. Scotland; 5. England; Part 3. A New World; 1. Did Doctrine Matter? 2. The Doctrinal Issues; 3. A Changing World

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  • Catalogue Code 132377
  • Product Code 1876326093
  • EAN 9781876326098
  • Pages 104
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Matthias Media
  • Publication Date Oct 1998
  • Dimensions 180 x 120 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.093kg

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