Christ's Churches Purely Reformed A Social History of Calvinism

ISBN-10: 030010507X
ISBN-13: 9780300105070
Edition: 2004
Authors: Philip Benedict
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Description: This is the first synthetic history of Calvinism in almost 50 years. It tells the story of the Reformed tradition from its birth in the cities of Switzerland to the unravelling of orthodoxy amid the new intellectual currents of the 17th century.

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

This is the first synthetic history of Calvinism in almost 50 years. It tells the story of the Reformed tradition from its birth in the cities of Switzerland to the unravelling of orthodoxy amid the new intellectual currents of the 17th century.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Introduction
The Formation of a Tradition
Zurich contra Wittenberg
The Wittenberg Reformation and the Origins of the Lutheran-Reformed Division
Zwingli and Zurich
The Eucharistic Controversy
Reformed Expansion and the Politics of Evangelical Union
The Second Generation: Switzerland and Germany
Bullinger and German Switzerland
Reformed Currents in the Empire
The Second Generation: Calvin and Geneva
The Expansion of the Reformation in Francophone Switzerland
Calvin the Theologian
Calvin Completes the Genevan Reformation
Calvin's International Influence
Conclusion to Part I. Cooperating Allies, Contrasting Models of Christian Community
The Expansion of a Tradition
France: The Construction and Defense of a Minority Church
Bearn: A Princely Reformation on Genevan Lines
Scotland: A Revolutionary Reformation
The Netherlands: Another Revolutionary Reformation
The Empire: Further Reformation by Princely Fiat
England: The Unstable Settlement of a Church "But Halfly Reformed"
Eastern Europe: Local Reformations Under Noble Protection
Poland-Lithuania
Hungary
Conclusion to Part II. The Reformed Churches at the End of the Sixteenth Century
The Transformations of a Tradition
Theological Disputes in the Age of Orthodoxy
The Advance of Reformed Scholasticism
The Perplexes of Predestination
Practical Divinity
The Challenge of the New Philosophy and Biblical Philogy
Cocceius, Rational Theology, and the Retreat of Orthodoxy
Changing Political Circumstances on the Contient
The Power of Privilege and Princely Favor
When the Faith of the Ruler Changed
British Schisms
The Church Policies of the Early Stuarts
The New England Way
Scotland Overturns Episcopacy
The Splintering of the Church of England
Political Division in the Church of Scotland
The Restoration Settlements
The Glorious Revolution and the Legalization of Protestant Pluralism
Conclusion to Part III. Reformed Europe at the End of the Seventeenth Century
New Calvinist Men and Women?
The Reformation of the Ministry
The Reformed Pastorate
Doctors, Elders, and Deacons
The Exercise of Discipline
Goals and Procedures
Patterns of Consistorial Activity
Church Discipline and State Discipline
How Great the Impact?
The Practice of Piety
Patterns of Collective Worship
Family Devotions, Bible Reading, and Catechism
The Puritan Manner of Godliness
How Great the Impact?
Conclusion to Part IV. Final Reflections on Calvinism and the Making of the Modern World
Notes
Index

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