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

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

by John Bossy
     
 

Christians are supposed to love their neighbors, including their enemies. This is never easy. When feud and honor are common realities, it is even harder than usual. This book sketches the history of human (not political) peace-making in four countries of western Europe (Italy, France, Germany, and England) between the Reformation and the eighteenth century, and in

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Christians are supposed to love their neighbors, including their enemies. This is never easy. When feud and honor are common realities, it is even harder than usual. This book sketches the history of human (not political) peace-making in four countries of western Europe (Italy, France, Germany, and England) between the Reformation and the eighteenth century, and in their various religious institutions. The stories are variations on a theme: a "moral tradition" finding its way between the Scylla of reforming zeal and the Charybdis of civil society.

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"Bossy's lectures on the moral tradition are well worth reading because of the ideas they provoke about the analysis and impact of peace in post-Reformation Europe." Renaissance Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646055
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.28(d)

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