Peace in the Post-Reformation: The Birkbeck Lectures, 1995

Peace in the Post-Reformation: The Birkbeck Lectures, 1995

by John Bossy
     
 

ISBN-10: 052164061X

ISBN-13: 9780521640619

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book sketches the history of peacemaking between people (not countries) as an activity of churches or of Christianity between the Reformation and the eighteenth century. The story is recounted in four countries (Italy, France, Germany and England) and in several religious settings (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Church of England and Calvinist). Each version…  See more details below

Overview

This book sketches the history of peacemaking between people (not countries) as an activity of churches or of Christianity between the Reformation and the eighteenth century. The story is recounted in four countries (Italy, France, Germany and England) and in several religious settings (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Church of England and Calvinist). Each version is a variation upon a theme: what the author calls a 'moral tradition' which contrasts, as a continuing imperative, with the novelties of theory and practice introduced by the sixteenth-century reformers. In general the topic has much to say about the destinies of Christianity in each country, and more widely, and strikes a chord which will resonate in both the social and the religious history of the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640619
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Italy; 2. France; 3. Germany; 4. England.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >