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The European Reformation

Second Edition

Euan Cameron

March 2012

ISBN: 9780199547852

640 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £34.99

A fully revised and updated version of this authoritative account of the birth of the Protestant traditions in sixteenth-century Europe, providing a clear and comprehensive narrative of these complex and many-stranded events.

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A fully revised and updated version of this authoritative account of the birth of the Protestant traditions in sixteenth-century Europe, providing a clear and comprehensive narrative of these complex and many-stranded events.

  • A fully revised and updated new edition of this authoritative account of the European Reformation
  • Offers a coherent analysis and explanation of the Reformation across the continent, from Western and Central Europe to Iceland and Hungary, from the Baltic to the Pyrenees
  • Includes a clear integration of theological ideas and political cultures, helping to bridge the gap between theological and social history
  • Embraces and responds to developments in Reformation scholarship since the publication of the first edition, while maintaining the distinctive structure of the original book

New to this edition

  • Takes account of new work in the field since the publication of the first edition in 1991, while preserving the distinctive structure of the original
  • The material on religious belief at the end of the Middle Ages, has been completely reorganized and much new material added
  • The material on cultural changes (worship, popular belief, family and community life) following on after the 'Reformation moment', has been reorganized and expanded
  • The discussion of changing attitudes to the supernatural realm from the author's Enchanted Europe (2010) has been incorporated in summary form

About the Author(s)

Euan Cameron, Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History, Union Theological Seminary, New York

Euan Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History, Union Theological Seminary, New York, and has taught previously at the University of Oxford and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of a number of other works on late medieval and early modern religious history, including The Reformation of the Heretics (1984), Waldenses: Rejections of Holy Church in Medieval Europe (2000), and Enchanted Europe: Superstition, Reason and Religion 1250-1750 (2010). He is the editor of Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History (1999) and the sixteenth century volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series (2006).

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The Reformation and Europe
    Part I: The Background
    1:The Religion of the People of Europe
    2:The Vulnerability of the Church
    3:'Reform' from Within and its Limits
    4:Challenges from Outside and their Limits
    5:Heresy: An Alternative Church?
    6:The Church and the Christian Soul
    Part II: The Reformers and Their Message
    7:The 'Luther-Affair' and its Context
    8:The Conversions of the Reformers
    9:Rejections of Reform
    10:The Reformers' Message: Salvation
    11:The Reformers' Message: Scripture
    12:The Reformers' Message: The Church
    13:The Reformers' Message: Sacraments
    Part III: Establishing the Reformed Churches
    14:Unsuccessful 'Affiliations' to the Reformed Cause
    15:Self-Governing Towns and Cities
    16:Principalities and Kingdoms
    17:Motives for Establishing the Reformation?
    Part IV: Beyond the 'Reformation Moment': from Temporary Coalitions to Growing Communities
    18:Voluntary, Gathered Movements Reject the 'Coalition'
    19:Crisis, Survival, and Compromise in Politics
    20:Reformers at Odds: The 'Confessional' Reformation
    21:Reformers and Laypeople: Building a Religious Culture
    22:Conclusion
    Abbreviations Used in the Notes
    Notes
    Suggestions for Further Reading
    Index

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