The Early Reformation on the Continent

Paperback | August 21, 2003

byOwen Chadwick

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The Early Reformation on the Continent offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Taking into account recent work on Erasmus and Luther, Owen Chadwick handles these and numerous other figures and with sensitivity andunderstanding. Emphasis on the context provides a balanced view of the raison d'etre for the changes which the reforming communities sought to introduce and the difficulties and disagreements concerning these. The structure of the book is distinctively original. Rather than following a conventionalchronological progression, Owen Chadwick takes a much broader perspective and arranges his material thematically. Whatever the topic - the Bible, clerical celibacy, moral questions of adultery and divorce, purgatory, hymns, excommunication, the role of the State in worship and pastoral activity,education, the Eucharist - the reader is taken back to its origins and development through the history of the western Church and given an authoritative, accessible, and informative account.

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The Early Reformation on the Continent offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Taking into account recent work on Erasmus and Luther, Owen Chadwick handles these and numerous other figures and with sensitivity andunderstanding. Emphasis on the context prov...

Owen Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:August 21, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019926578X

ISBN - 13:9780199265787

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Table of Contents

1. The Book2. The Bible3. Scholarship and Religion4. Death5. The City6. Conversion7. Marriage of the Clergy8. Monks and Nuns9. The New Services10. Church Order11. Creed12. Education13. Divorce14. In the country15. Resistance justified16. Radicals17. Toleration18. Unbelief

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`fair and objective in his assessment of both theological and political issues ... Possessing vast knowledge of the facts, an unerring eye for significant detail, a ready wit, and a facile style, Chadwick reveals a mastery of the Latin, Italian, French, German, English, and Spanish sources,which are listed in the biography.'Frank J. Coppa, Jnl of Church and State, Winter 2000.