The Confessionalization of Humanism in Reformation Germany

The Confessionalization of Humanism in Reformation Germany

by Erika Rummel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195137124

ISBN-13: 9780195137125

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book deals with the impact of the Reformation debate in Germany on the most prominent intellectual movement of the time: humanism. Although it is true that humanism influenced the course of the Reformation, says Erika Rummel, the dynamics of the relationship are better described by saying that humanism was co-opted, perhaps even exploited, in the religious

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This book deals with the impact of the Reformation debate in Germany on the most prominent intellectual movement of the time: humanism. Although it is true that humanism influenced the course of the Reformation, says Erika Rummel, the dynamics of the relationship are better described by saying that humanism was co-opted, perhaps even exploited, in the religious debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195137125
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Humanists and Reformers as Allies: A Constructive Misunderstanding?9
2Humanists and Reformers as Foes: Humanistic Studies and Confessional Formation30
3No Room for Skeptics50
4Humanists and Confessionalization: Fear, Equivocation, and Withdrawal75
5The Nicodemism of Men and Letters102
6The Idea of Accommodation: From Humanism to Politics121
Epilogue150
Notes153
Selected Bibliography191
Index205

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