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Author Marshall, Peter
Title Reformation : A Very Short Introduction
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (119 pages)
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Series Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions
Note Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1 Reformations -- 2 Salvation -- 3 Politics -- 4 Society -- 5 Culture -- 6 Others -- 7 Legacy -- Chronology -- Further reading -- Index
The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and up-to-date guide to the process. It explains doctrinal debates in a clear and non-technical way, but is equally concerned to demonstrate the effects the Reformation had on politics, society, art, andminorities. Peter Marshall argues that the Reformation was not a solely European phenomenon, but that varieties of faith exported from Europe transformed Christianity into a truly world religion. The complex legacy of the Reformation is also assessed; its religious fervour produced remarkable stories of sanctity and heroism, and some extraordinary artistic achievements, but violence, holy war, and martyrdom were equally its products. A paradox of the Reformation - that it intensified intolerance whileestablishing pluralism - is one we still wrestle with today
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Marshall, Peter Reformation : A Very Short Introduction Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2009 9780199231317
Subject Reformation.;Christian civilization -- History
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