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The Reformation: A Brief History

Kenneth G Appold

The Reformation: A Brief History

Kenneth G Appold

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In 1517, the actions of a simple monk ushered in a period of unparalleled religious and political upheaval. The Reformation: A Brief History provides a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary period, showing how and why the Protestant Reformation arose and unfolded. In this rich account, the author skillfully blends social history, religious and theological ideas with economic and political factors. The description is well-rounded, drawing not just on the actions of the main characters, but also the experiences and ideas of ordinary people, the quest for social justice, and the conflicting approaches to Christian unity. The events of the Reformation are placed in the context of Christian history to offer a fuller understanding of the period. The result is a truly engaging narrative that shows the reader exactly what was at stake, and why, as the events unfurled. Accessible, lucid and based on the best of current research, this book offers readers a wonderful overview of one of the most critical periods in Western history.

- Publisher The Reformation: A Brief History is a succinct and engaging introduction to the origins and history of the Protestant Reformation. 
  • A rich overview of the Reformation, skillfully blending social, political, religious and theological dimensions
  • A clearly and engagingly written narrative which draws on the latest and best scholarship
  • Includes the history of the Reformation in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, areas that are rarely covered in any detail
  • The Reformation is placed in the context of the entire history of Christianity to draw out its origins, impetus, and legacy


- Publisher

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In 1517, the actions of a simple monk ushered in a period of unparalleled religious and political upheaval. The Reformation: A Brief History provides a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary period, showing how and why the Protestant Reformation arose and unfolded. In this rich account, the author skillfully blends social history, religious and theological ideas with economic and political factors. The description is well-rounded, drawing not just on the actions of the main characters, but also the experiences and ideas of ordinary people, the quest for social justice, and the conflicting approaches to Christian unity. The events of the Reformation are placed in the context of Christian history to offer a fuller understanding of the period. The result is a truly engaging narrative that shows the reader exactly what was at stake, and why, as the events unfurled. Accessible, lucid and based on the best of current research, this book offers readers a wonderful overview of one of the most critical periods in Western history.
- Publisher

The Reformation: A Brief History is a succinct and engaging introduction to the origins and history of the Protestant Reformation. 

  • A rich overview of the Reformation, skillfully blending social, political, religious and theological dimensions
  • A clearly and engagingly written narrative which draws on the latest and best scholarship
  • Includes the history of the Reformation in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, areas that are rarely covered in any detail
  • The Reformation is placed in the context of the entire history of Christianity to draw out its origins, impetus, and legacy

- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Preface. 1. The Different Paths Of Medieval Christianization. Christianity Among The Rural Poor. Two Sides Of Medieval Christianization. The Rise Of The Papacy: Centralization And Reform. The Papacy's Decline. The Mendicant Critique Of Wealth And Property. Conclusion. Bibliography. 2. The Luther Phenomenon. Luther's "ninety-five Theses". Rome's Response. Luther The Reformer. Luther's Theology. Bibliography. 3. Reformation Reforms. The Politics Of Reform. Zurich, Zwingli, And The Cities. Rural Revolution Of The 'common Man'. The Anabaptist Alternative. Bibliography. 4. The Reformation's Establishment. The Princes Take Charge. Reformation Beyond The Empire. Calvin And Geneva. Catholic Reform And Counter-reformation. Bibliography. Epilogue: The Reformation's Legacy. Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 318307
  • Product Code 9781405117500
  • ISBN 1405117508
  • EAN 9781405117500
  • Pages 216
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Sales Rank #64181
  • Dimensions 2169 x 1394 x 131 mm
  • Weight 0.276kg

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