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Waldenses

Euan Cameron

Waldenses

Euan Cameron

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This is the first one-volume scholarly account in English of the Waldenses - a movement comprising various forms of religious dissidence and self-expression that was founded in the late twelfth century.

- Publisher This book provides the first full single-volume scholarly account in English of the "Waldenses" and examination of the concept of "Waldensianism" from the late 12th century to the Reformation. "Waldenses" is the name given to diverse and widely-scattered groups of religious dissenters since the time of the movement's reputed founder, a rich citizen of Lyon called Valdesius, in the late twelfth century. Though living within the culture of the Catholic Church, these people doubted the holiness of its priesthood and questioned its teachings about the destiny of souls after death. The various strands of this movement emerged and endured over a long period of time. In consequence some earlier historians assumed, rather than demonstrated, that 'Waldensian' heresy remained one coherent phenomenon throughout its life-span. They also tended to neglect some of the transient or 'untypical' aspects of the movement. This new book draws on primary sources to consider each of the manifestations of the movement in turn. It examines connections in space and time through correspondence and tradition between the different groups of Waldenses. It also asks what were the common threads in certain characteristics of religious practice, linking in differing degrees all the forms that the movement took.

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This is the first one-volume scholarly account in English of the Waldenses - a movement comprising various forms of religious dissidence and self-expression that was founded in the late twelfth century.
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This book provides the first full single-volume scholarly account in English of the "Waldenses" and examination of the concept of "Waldensianism" from the late 12th century to the Reformation. "Waldenses" is the name given to diverse and widely-scattered groups of religious dissenters since the time of the movement's reputed founder, a rich citizen of Lyon called Valdesius, in the late twelfth century. Though living within the culture of the Catholic Church, these people doubted the holiness of its priesthood and questioned its teachings about the destiny of souls after death. The various strands of this movement emerged and endured over a long period of time. In consequence some earlier historians assumed, rather than demonstrated, that 'Waldensian' heresy remained one coherent phenomenon throughout its life-span. They also tended to neglect some of the transient or 'untypical' aspects of the movement. This new book draws on primary sources to consider each of the manifestations of the movement in turn. It examines connections in space and time through correspondence and tradition between the different groups of Waldenses. It also asks what were the common threads in certain characteristics of religious practice, linking in differing degrees all the forms that the movement took.
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Meet the Author

Euan Cameron

Euan Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at the Union Theological Seminary, New York, and was previously Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has published extensively on European history in the age of the Reformation, includingýThe European Reformation and, as editor, Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History, both published by Oxford University Press.ý

Table Of Contents

  • Part I: The First Phase: 1. Before Heresy: Valdesius And The Poor Brethren
  • At Lyons To 1184. 2. Disobedient Preachers, 1184-c. 1210. 3. The Lombard
  • 'poor In Spirit', C. 1205-c. 1240. 4. The Reconciliations With Rome,
  • 1208-1212. Part Ii: The Age Of Inquisition, 13th-15th Centuries:
  • Introduction: The Impact Of Organized Inquisitorial Activity. 5. Waldenses
  • In Occitan France C. 1220-1320. 6. Germany And Eastern Europe. 7. The
  • South-western Alps. Part Iii: The Alpine Waldenses Confront The
  • Reformation: 8. The Alpine 'barbes' And Their Culture C. 1520. 9. The
  • Encounters Of 1530-2 And Their Outcomes. 10. Calvin's Geneva Takes Over In
  • Piedmont, 1555-1565. Epilogue: The Waldenses As Persecuted Martyrs And The
  • 'true Church'. Conclusions And Reflections.

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  • Catalogue Code 159717
  • Product Code 063115339X
  • EAN 9780631153399
  • Pages 348
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 237 x 154 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.628kg

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