War against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin / Edition 1 by Carlos M. N. Eire | 9780521379847 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
War against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin / Edition 1

War against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin / Edition 1

by Carlos M. N. Eire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379849

ISBN-13: 9780521379847

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the second decade of the sixteenth century medieval piety suddenly began to be attacked in some places as "idolatry," or false religion. This study calls attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation.

Overview

In the second decade of the sixteenth century medieval piety suddenly began to be attacked in some places as "idolatry," or false religion. This study calls attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379847
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The state of lay devotion in the late middle ages; 2. Erasmus as critic of late medieval piety; 3. Early reformers and the question of idolatry; 4. Iconoclasm, revolution, and the reformation in Switzerland and Geneva, 1527–1536; 5. Humanism and reform in France: the seeds of calvinism; 6. John Calvin's attack on idolatry; 7. Calvin against the nicodemites; 8. From iconoclasm to revolution: the political dimensions of the war against idolatry; Conclusion; Index.

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