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Culture

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 4800 words.

‘Culture’ explores the cultural effect of the Reformation. Luther saw the didactic and decorative purpose of art in churches and Bibles, whilst Calvin and Zwingli were iconoclastic, purging...

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Introduction

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 2886 words.

The ‘Introduction’ asks: What was the Reformation? Scholars from differing backgrounds have created myths to explain the phenomenon. There have been numerous attempts to reform...

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Legacy

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 2298 words.

Was the Reformation the mother of modernity? ‘Legacy’ looks at the long-term consequences of the Reformation. The Weberian idea of a link between Protestantism, progress and secularization...

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Others

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 5484 words.

’Others’ examines the fate of outsiders and unbelievers in the Reformation. Heretics were burned by both confessions to purge them from society. Each burning produced a martyr to inspire...

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Politics

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 4581 words.

‘Politics’ examines the interplay of religion and politics. Religion was of great importance to Reformation rulers, and it was their wishes that had the greatest influence in the shaping of...

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The Reformation

Peter Marshall.

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 168 pages.

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction considers a process which transformed Europe and left an indelible mark on the modern world — one that began as a dispute over Christians' path to...

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Reformations

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 9020 words.

‘Reformations’ looks at the competing visions of reform. Luther advanced his critique of Catholic corruption in print, and found support amongst the pious German people and the princes. In...

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Salvation

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 4795 words.

‘Salvation’ considers the theological questions and doctrines of the Reformation. The primary dispute concerned whether salvation was earned through good works, or gained through faith, by...

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Society

in The Reformation

October 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Christianity. 4705 words.

‘Society’ looks at the social impact of the Reformation. The Reformation was a communal phenomenon that sought to transform society. The creation of municipal poor relief is one aspect of...

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