Religion, Political Conflict, and the Search for Conformity, 1350-1750
Author: Peter G. Wallace
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Peter G. Wallace adeptly interweaves the influential events of the early modern religious reformation with the transformations of political institutions, socio-economic structures, gender relations, and cultural values throughout Europe. In this established study, Wallace: * examines the European Reformation as a long-term process * reconnects the classic sixteenth-century religious struggles with the political and religious pressures confronting late medieval Christianity * argues that the resolutions proposed by reformers, such as Luther, were not fully realised for most Christians until the early eighteenth century. Incorporating the latest research, the second edition of this essential text now features a new chapter on the Reformation and Islam, expanded discussion of gender issues, and a helpful glossary.
Author: Wayne P. Te Brake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe presents a novel account of the origins of religious pluralism in Europe. Combining comparative historical analysis with contentious political analysis, it surveys six clusters of increasingly destructive religious wars between 1529 and 1651, analyzes the diverse settlements that brought these wars to an end, and describes the complex religious peace that emerged from two centuries of experimentation in accommodating religious differences. Rejecting the older authoritarian interpretations of the age of religious wars, the author uses traditional documentary sources as well as photographic evidence to show how a broad range Europeans - from authoritative elites to a colorful array of religious 'dissenters' - replaced the cultural 'unity and purity' of late-medieval Christendom with a variable and durable pattern of religious diversity, deeply embedded in political, legal, and cultural institutions.
German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus
Author: James M. Van der Laan,Andrew Weeks
Publisher: Camden House
Category: Literary Criticism
New essays revealing the enduring significance of the story made famous in the 1587 Faustbuch and providing insights into the forces that gave the sixteenth century its distinct character.
Author: Chris R. Langley
This is the first study of the interaction between warfare and national religious practice during the British Civil Wars. Using hundreds of neglected local documents, this work explores the manner in which civil conflict, invasion and military occupation affected religious practice. As Churches elsewhere in Britain and Ireland were dismantled and the country was invaded by a foreign English army, mid-seventeenth-century Scotland provides an important, yet neglected, point of entry in exploring the intersection between early modern warfare and religious practice. The book establishes a fresh way of looking at the conflicts of the mid-seventeenth century. No other study has explored how soldiers were quartered or marched in close proximity to parish worship, how their presence affected worship patterns and how the very idea of conflict in the mid-seventeenth century impacted upon the day-to-day lives of worshippers. Using the signing of the National Covenant in 1638 as its starting point, this perspective emphasises flexibility in religious practice and the dialogue between local communities, religious leaders and troops as a critical element in the experience of war.
Author: Russel Tarr,Keith Randell
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Study Aids
Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: The Reformation in Europe, c1500-1564 - Edexcel: Luther and the German Reformation c.1515-55 - OCR: The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500-1559
essays in honor of the Reverend Dr. Elton J. Bruins at eighty
Author: Jacob E. Nyenhuis
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
The fifteen essays is this festschrift pay homage to a colleague, mentor, and friend, whose professional career has spanned more than fifty years. After retiring in 1992 as the Blekkink Professor Emeritus of Religion at Hope College, Elton J. Bruins came out of retirement less than two years later to serve for another eight years as the founding director of the Van Raalte Institute. Now he will retire again, this time from his post as the Philip Phelps Jr. Research Professor at the Van Raalte Institute. The essays fall into three categories, all of which reflect different aspects of the dedicatee??'s career. The first ten essays concern church history and theology, for Bruins spent most of his career in the field of religion, first as pastor of two different Reformed Churches in New York, then as a professor of religion at Hope College. The next two focus on different aspects of the life and influence of the Reverend Albertus C. Van Raalte, D.D., founder of Holland, Michigan, to whom Bruins devoted much of his scholarly research over more than three decades. The final three essays deal with local history, specifically the history of Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and the Joint Archives of Holland. These well-researched and well-edited essays range broadly across these three fields. They cover everything from religious conflict in the nineteenth century, to the Civil War, to Hope College history, to a noble experiment in unifying community archives, to recent ideological conflict in the field of Reformation history, to contemporary issues in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). This volume represents a major contribution to the fields of history, theology, andchurch history.
Faith, Place, and Space
Author: Roger W. Stump
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
The only book of its kind, this balanced and accessibly written text explores the geographical study of religion. Roger W. Stump provides a full and impartial discussion of religious doctrines, beliefs, events, and practices. The author's broad, comparative approach is bolstered by a wealth of case studies ranging from the major world religions to a diversity of indigenous, unconventional, and extinct religions. Illustrating religious concepts with both traditional and current examples, Stump considers the historical and contemporary interactions between religion and a wide range of social, political, and cultural phenomena. Presenting geographical and religious ideas in accessible language, the book offers an invaluable and unique examination of the intersection of religious belief and practice with the concepts of place and space.
Category: American literature
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000-1800
Author: J. L. Van Zanden
‘The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution’ offers a new explanation of the origins of the industrial revolution in Western Europe by placing development in Europe within a global perspective. It focuses on its specific institutional and demographic development since the late Middle Ages, and on the important role played by human capital formation
Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling
Author: Hamideh Sedghi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Why were urban women veiled in the early 1900s, unveiled from 1936 to 1979, and reveiled after the 1979 revolution? This question forms the basis of Hamideh Sedghi's original and unprecedented contribution to politics and Middle Eastern studies. Using primary and secondary sources, Sedghi offers new knowledge on women's agency in relation to state power. In this rigorous analysis she places contention over women at the centre of the political struggle between secular and religious forces and demonstrates that control over women's identities, sexuality, and labor has been central to the consolidation of state power. Sedghi links politics and culture with economics to present an integrated analysis of the private and public lives of different classes of women and their modes of resistance to state power.
Author: Rev. James MacCaffrey
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
The History of the World in Big Eras
Author: Edmund Burke,David Christian,Ross E. Dunn,National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)
This a companion reader for the website World History for Us All, a site with free online lesson plans. http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu This reader is edited for language accessible to grades 6–9 and contains Big Eras One–Seven.
A History of Slavery and Antislavery
Author: Seymour Drescher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.
An Anthology of Primary Sources
Author: Rachel Gibbons
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book offers a broad sweep of history through exploration of six case-study subject areas and in the light of three key themes: consumers and producers; beliefs and ideologies; and state-formation. The selection of documents illuminates the links between concurrent events in diverse places and illustrates the legacies of important social, religious and political trends.--[book cover].
Author: Jonathan Edwards,C. C. Goen
Category: Literary Collections
Interpreting the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century was in large part the work of Jonathan Edwards; whose writings on the subject defined the revival tradition in America. Moving from sensitive descriptions of "the Surprising work of God" in conversion to a consuming quest for the essence of true religion, and threading his way through mounting controversies over "errors in doctrine and disorders in practice," Edwards sought to locate an authentic core of evangelical experience, to define it in terms of biblical faith and psychological insight, and to defend it against both overheated zealous and rationalistic critics. The tracts that unfold his thoughts, presented here (with related correspondence ) for the first time in accurate critical texts, document a movement so significant for the American character that it has been called "our national conversion." In a carefully researched introduction, C.C. Goen identifies the "Arminian threat" to which the Northampton pastor responded at the onset of the Awakening, and traces Edwards’ understanding of vital religion as it developed in the ambiguous context of revivalism. Mr. Goen’s study also illuminates little-known aspects of A Faithful Narrative and describes the haphazard way in which that important work reached its eager audience. C.C. Goen, author of Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 (1962), is professor of church history at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.