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Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion

Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion

by Andrew Pettegree
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521602645

ISBN-13: 9780521602648

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why did people choose the Reformation? What was in the evangelical teaching that excited, moved or persuaded them? Andrew Pettegree tackles these questions directly by re-examining the reasons that moved millions to this decisive and traumatic break with a shared Christian past. He charts the separation from family, friends, and workmates that adherence to the new

Overview

Why did people choose the Reformation? What was in the evangelical teaching that excited, moved or persuaded them? Andrew Pettegree tackles these questions directly by re-examining the reasons that moved millions to this decisive and traumatic break with a shared Christian past. He charts the separation from family, friends, and workmates that adherence to the new faith often entailed and the new solidarities that emerged in their place. He explores the different media of conversion through which the Reformation message was communicated and the role of drama, sermons, song and the book. His findings offer a persuasive new answer to the critical question of how the Reformation could succeed as a mass movement in an age before mass literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521602648
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
793,507
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The dynamics of conversion; 2. Preaching; 3. Militant in song; 4. Reformers on stage; 5. Visual culture; 6. Industry and intellect; 7. Pamphlets and persuasion; 8. New solidarities; 9. The culture of belonging.

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