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Crisis And Renewal
     

Crisis And Renewal

by R. Ward Holder
 

ISBN-10: 0664229905

ISBN-13: 9780664229900

Pub. Date: 01/27/2009

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

This latest volume in the Westminster History of Christian Thought series introduces readers to the events and ideas that propelled the various religious reformations of sixteenth-century Europe. A splendid introduction to this momentous period, Crisis and Renewal examines the historical and theological developments that dramatically changed the religious

Overview

This latest volume in the Westminster History of Christian Thought series introduces readers to the events and ideas that propelled the various religious reformations of sixteenth-century Europe. A splendid introduction to this momentous period, Crisis and Renewal examines the historical and theological developments that dramatically changed the religious landscape of Europe and continue to have important effects today. Discussion questions and other aids make this an excellent book for classroom use.

Designed particularly for undergraduate courses in theology and religion, the Westminster History of Christian Thought series offers reliable and accessible introductions to Christian thought for each major period in Christian history—the early church, the medieval era, the Reformation, the modern age, and the contemporary period—and concludes with a volume on American religious thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664229900
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
The Westminster History of Christian Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chronology xiii

Introduction: Why Another History of the Reformation? 1

1 What Is the Reformation? 7

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Justification by Faith

2 The Late Medieval Context 17

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Heresy, Schism, and Orthodoxy

3 The Humanistic Call for Reform 37

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: The Process of Salvation

4 The Lutheran Reform 59

5 Zwingli and Zurich: Early Swiss Reform 91

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide

6 Radical Reform 117

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Sacraments?

7 Calvin and Geneva: Later Swiss Reform 143

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Eucharistic Controversies

8 English Reform: The Foundation of the Church of England 167

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Where Is the Church? Ecclesiological Struggles and Solutions

9 Catholic Reform: Early Modern Catholicism 189

Doctrinal-Vocabulary Discussion: Confessionalism

10 Religion and Violence 213

11 Other Movements of Reform and Later Consequences 229

12 Conclusion: Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda 241

Notes 251

Index of Names of Persons 263

Index of Subjects 267

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