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The Early Reformation on the Continent
     

The Early Reformation on the Continent

by Owen Chadwick
 

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The Early Reformation on the Continent offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Taking into account recent work on Erasmus and Luther, Owen Chadwick handles these and numerous other figures and with sensitivity and understanding. Emphasis on the context provides a balanced view of the

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The Early Reformation on the Continent offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Taking into account recent work on Erasmus and Luther, Owen Chadwick handles these and numerous other figures and with sensitivity and understanding. Emphasis on the context provides a balanced view of the raison d'être for the changes which the reforming communities sought to introduce and the difficulties and disagreements concerning these. The structure of the book is distinctively original. Rather than following a conventional chronological progression, Owen Chadwick takes a much broader perspective and arranges his material thematically. Whatever the topic - the Bible, clerical celibacy, moral questions of adultery and divorce, purgatory, hymns, excommunication, the role of the State in worship and pastoral activity, education, the Eucharist - the reader is taken back to its origins and development through the history of the western Church and given an authoritative, accessible, and informative account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191520501
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
12/20/2001
Series:
Oxford History of the Christian Church
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
789 KB

Meet the Author

Owen Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge

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