Roots of the Reformation Tradition, Emergence and Rupture

ISBN-10: 0830839968
ISBN-13: 9780830839964
Edition: 2nd (Revised)
Authors: G. R. Evans
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Description: Renowned historian G. R. Evans revisits the question of what happened at the Reformation. Contravening traditional paradigms of interpretation, Evans charts the controversies and challenges that roiled the era of the Reformation and argues that  More...

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List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Renowned historian G. R. Evans revisits the question of what happened at the Reformation. Contravening traditional paradigms of interpretation, Evans charts the controversies and challenges that roiled the era of the Reformation and argues that these are really part of a much longer history of discussion and disputation. Evans takes up several issues, such as Scripture, ecclesiology, authority, sacraments and ecclesio-political relations, and traces the shape of the charged discussions that orbited around these through the patristic, medieval and Reformation eras. In this, she demonstrates that in many ways the Reformation was in considerable continuity with the periods that preceded it, though the consequential outcome of the debates in the sixteenth century was dramatically different.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Setting the Scene: The "Fair Field of Folk"
Bible and Church: The Questions Begin
The Idea of Church
A New Idea
The Emergence of Ministers as Leaders
Local Churches and the Universal Church
The Idea of Faith
What Do We Believe? Trying to Put the Faith in a Nutshell
One Faith and Different Rites
Where Was the Bible?
Adding to the Old Testament
Creating a Standard Text of the Bible for Use in the West
The Ministry of the Word in the Early Church
Finding Many Meanings in Scripture
Becommg and Remaining a Member of the Church
The Doctrine of Baptism Emerges
Insiders and Outsiders: Cyprian and the Rigorist Approach to the Problem of Apostasy
Penance and the Recurring Problem of Sin
The Eucharist and the Idea of Sacraments
Eucharist
Sacraments
Organization, Making Decisions and Keeping Together
Councils and Other Ways of Making Decisions
The Fifteenth-Century Bid for Conciliarism Instead of Primatial Government of the Church
The Church and the State
The Two Swords
The Body Politic, the City, the Corporation and the Church
Titles and Benefices and the Growing Problem of the Church's Wealth
Continuity and Change in the Middle Ages
Monastic Life, Monastic Education and Awakening Social Concerns
Guibert of Nogent: Monk and Social Commentator
Monasteries as Powerhouses of Education
The Beginning of Academic Theology and the Invention of Universities
The Invention of Universities
Bible Study and the Beginning of Academic Theology
The Evangelical Urge and the Wandering Preachers
Preaching Becomes Popular Again
The Formal Rhetorical Art of Preaching
The Franciscans and the Dominicans
Religious Experiments by the Laity
Working People, Active Orders
Exemplary Individuals and Being an Example to Others
Glimpses of Ordinary Lives: Learning What to Believe and How to Live
The Church Fosters the Mixed Life
Rebels, Repression and the Stirrings of Reform
Social Comment and the Debate About Poverty
John Wyclif
John Hus
Continuity and Change from the Reformation
Renaissance
The Rediscovery of the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures
The Biblical Languages and the Universities
Humanism or Scholasticism: The Two Ways
Luther and His Heirs: The Moderate Reformers
The Conversion of Martin Luther and Its Consequences
Melanchthon, Moderation and Building a Bridge Between the Academic and the Popular
Creating a Lutheran Doctrinal System
Henry VIII and the English Reformation
Peaceful Extremists? The Anabaptist Heirs of the Medieval Sects
Huldreich Zwingli and the Battle with the Anabaptists
Lutheran "Good Citizens" and Anabaptist Anarchy"
Calvin and His Heirs: The Reformed Churches
John Calvin
France, Huguenots and Some Notable Women
John Knox and Scotland
The English Reformation Turns Reformed
Puritans Leave for the New World
The Counter-Reformation
Responding to the Challenge: Reforming Moves in Rome
Science and the Bible from a Roman Catholic Perspective
Church and State Again: New Political Dimensions of the Idea of Order
Bible Questions Continue
Wrestling with the Humanity of Scripture
Textual Difficulties and Translation Issues
The Style and Obscurity of Scripture
Increasingly Radical Divergences of Opinion and Practice
Conclusion
Handlist of Reformation Concerns and Their History
Select Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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