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Author Appold, Kenneth G., 1965-

Title The Reformation : a brief history / Kenneth G. Appold

Publ Info Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
 CCRI-Lincoln  BR305.3 .A67 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BR305.3 .A67 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 203 pages : map ; 23 cm
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Series Blackwell brief histories of religion series
Blackwell brief histories of religion
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The different paths of medieval Christianization -- The Luther phenomenon -- Reformation reforms -- The Reformation's establishment -- The Reformation's legacy
Note This work is an introduction to the origins and history of the Protestant Reformation. An overview of the Reformation, it blends social, political, religious and theological dimensions, drawing on the latest and best scholarship. It 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.-- Provided by publisher
In 1517, the actions of a simple monk ushered in a period of unparalleled religious and political upheaval. This work provides a comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary period, showing how and why the Protestant Reformation arose and unfolded. In this account, the author 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 narrative that shows the reader exactly what was at stake, and why, as the events unfurled. Based on the best of current research, this book offers readers an overview of one of the most critical periods in Western history. -- Provided by publisher
LC subject Reformation
ISBN 9781405117494 (hardback)
1405117494 (hardback)
9781405117500 (paperback)
1405117508 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 40019569364