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Reformation Divided
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Uitgever: Bloomsbury

  • Engels
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  • 9781472934376
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  • februari 2017
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Published to mark the 500th anniversary of the events of 1517, Reformation Divided explores the impact in England of the cataclysmic transformations of European Christianity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The religious revolution initiated by Martin Luther is usually referred to as The Reformation', a tendentious description implying that the shattering of the medieval religious foundations of Europe was a single process, in which a defective form of Christianity was replaced by one that was unequivocally benign, the midwife of the modern world'. The book challenges these assumptions by tracing the ways in which the project of reforming Christendom from within, initiated by Christian humanists' like Erasmus and Thomas More, broke apart into conflicting and often murderous energies and ideologies, dividing not only Catholic from Protestant, but creating deep internal rifts within all the churches which emerged from Europe's religious conflicts. The book is in three parts: In Thomas More and Heresy', Duffy examines how and why England's greatest humanist apparently abandoned the tolerant humanism of his youthful masterpiece Utopia, and became the bitterest opponent of the early Protestant movement. Counter-Reformation England' explores the ways in which post-Reformation English Catholics accommodated themselves to a complex new identity as persecuted religious dissidents within their own country, but in a European context, active participants in the global renewal of the Catholic Church. The book's final section The Godly and the Conversion of England' considers the ideals and difficulties of radical reformers attempting to transform the conventional Protestantism of post-Reformation England into something more ardent and committed. In addressing these subjects, Duffy shines new light on the fratricidal ideological conflicts which lasted for more than a century, and whose legacy continues to shape the modern world.


Energy, insight and sheer quality * Spectator * Another blockbuster arrives from the professor (emeritus) of Christian history at Cambridge ... a galaxy of clever offerings ... This is a must read for any serious student of Reformation and post-Reformation England. * Jack Scarisbrick, Catholic Herald * Characteristically stimulating and provocative ... Skilfully excavates the powerful passions unleashed by a cataclysmic movement that continues to shape how we live today * Tablet * The essays, superbly written, range across themes of Catholic eschatology and anti-Protestant devotional publications to appreciations of 17th-century Quakerism. Duffy, a Cambridge history professor, brilliantly recreates a world of heroism and holiness in 16th-century England. * Ian Thomson, Observer * Much of ... scholarship puts Protestantism on the right side of history, and sees the process and consequences of early modern religious contest from the perspective of those who might be considered to be its winners. This important new book turns these assumptions on their head ... an important rereading of the character and experience of reformation. * Crawford Gribben, Irish Times * It is not often ... that the history of religion is such a pleasure to read as Eamon Duffy makes it. * Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph * This won't be a conventional review of Duffy's exciting new collection of essays on the Reformation - or reformations, as he prefers. Not least because after having read a few chapters of this fabulous book, I was so buzzing with questions and ideas that I went up to Cambridge and took [the author] for lunch. * Giles Fraser, Prospect * Duffy's contribution has been momentous ... The best of Duffy is on display in this volume ... With so many opportunistic blockbuster histories of the Reformation flooding from the presses this year, it's nice to be reminded that a lifetime of specialised, painstaking scholarship often adds up to a bigger and far more rewarding picture. * Jonathan Wright, Herald (Glasgow) *



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