Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism / Edition 1

Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism / Edition 1

by Philip Benedict
     
 

ISBN-10: 030010507X

ISBN-13: 9780300105070

Pub. Date: 09/04/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press


This sweeping book tells the story of Calvinism’s origins, expansion, and impact across Europe from the upheavals of the early Reformation to the end of the seventeenth century. The faith’s fundamental doctrines, diverse ecclesiastical institutions, and significant consequences for lived experience are all explored, revealing the ongoing interplay…  See more details below

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This sweeping book tells the story of Calvinism’s origins, expansion, and impact across Europe from the upheavals of the early Reformation to the end of the seventeenth century. The faith’s fundamental doctrines, diverse ecclesiastical institutions, and significant consequences for lived experience are all explored, revealing the ongoing interplay between a dynamic religious tradition and the worlds in which it took root.

"This is a rare and great achievement: a broad survey . . . that is at once a gripping narrative and a fresh interpretation of the subject, as masterful with the small details as with the big picture." —Carlos Eire, Yale University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105070
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
997,041
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Zurich contra Wittenberg9
2The second generation : Switzerland and Germany49
3The second generation : Calvin and Geneva77
4France : the construction and defense of a minority church127
5Scotland : a revolutionary reformation152
6The Netherlands : another revolutionary reformation173
7The empire : further reformation by princely fiat202
8England : the unstable settlement of a church "but halfly reformed"230
9Eastern Europe : local reformations under noble protection255
10Theological disputes in the age of orthodoxy297
11Changing political circumstances on the continent353
12British schisms384
13The reformation of the ministry435
14The exercise of discipline460
15The practice of piety490
Conclusion to part IV : final reflections on Calvinism and the making of the modern world533

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