The Reformation Era (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) by Robert D. Linder | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Reformation Era (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900)

The Reformation Era (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900)

by Robert D. Linder
     
 

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Although religious unrest had been brewing in Western Europe long before Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, historians view this event as the tipping point that shattered the unity of the Medieval Catholic civilization. Disillusioned by Church bureaucracy and awakened by the rise of Renaissance

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Although religious unrest had been brewing in Western Europe long before Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, historians view this event as the tipping point that shattered the unity of the Medieval Catholic civilization. Disillusioned by Church bureaucracy and awakened by the rise of Renaissance Humanism, Western Europe was primed for an alternative to the old order. Protestant reformers called for a return to scripture and a focus on individual faith, and the Catholic Church responded with a new focus on spirituality that culminated in the Council of Trent. In modern spiritual revivals, religious debates, and newer Church reforms, we can still see the legacy of the era Linder calls Midwife to the Modern World.

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"Both teachers and students will find many reasons to like this new textbook from the Greenwood series….This book is to be recommended for many reasons apart from the 135 densely packed pages of regular text. The biographies, primary documents, glossary, and annotated bibliography of printed and electronic resources will doubtless prove useful to students looking to write term papers, and the lively writing style will engage even the most uninterested student….The Reformation Era will certainly stimulate young readers and encourage scholars to bring not only fresh historiographical perspectives to the classroom, but also use innovative presentation and media." - H-Net Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313318436
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Robert D. Linder is Distinguished Professor of History at Kansas State University, Manhattan. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including The History of the Church (2002), The Long Tragedy: Australian Evangelical Christians and the Great War, 1914-1918 (2000), and A Dictionary of Christianity in America (1990).

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