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Reformation Thought

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ISBN-10: 0470672811

ISBN-13: 9780470672815

Edition: 4th 2012

Authors: Alister E. McGrath

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Reformation Thought, 4/e presents the latest Reformation scholarship with the inclusion of new material, student–friendly features and updated bibliographies. Written by a leading Reformation scholar, this engaging text is accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Christian theology.This new edition of a classic text has been up–dated throughout with the very the latest scholarship, indicating its importance for our understanding of the ReformationIncludes greater coverage of the Catholic Reformation, and the Counter–Reformation, and the impact of women on the Reformation Assumes little or no knowledge of Christian Theology and presents ideas central to the reformation in terms that…    
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The Reformation: An Introduction
The Cry for Reform
The Concept of "Reformation"
The Lutheran Reformation
The Reformed Church
The Radical Reformation (Anabaptism)
The Catholic Reformatin
The Importance of Printing
The Use of the Vernacular in Theological Debates
The Social Context of the Reformation
The Religious Concerns of the Reformers: A Brief Overview
Christianity in the Late Middle Ages
The Growth of Popular Religion
The Rise in Anti-Clericalism
The Rise of Doctrinal Pluralism
A Crisis of Authority within the Church
An English Case Study: Lollardy
Humanism and the Reformation
The Concept of "Renaissance"
The Concept of "Humanism"
Classical Scholarship and Philology
The New Philosophy of the Humanism
Kristeller's View of Humanism
Ad Fontes - Back to the Fountainhead
Northern European Humanism
The Northern European Reception of the Italian Renaissance
The Ideals of Northern European Humanism
Eastern Swiss Humanism
French Legal Humanism
Erasmus of Rotterdam
The Critique of the Vulgate Text
Editions of Patristic Writers
Humanism and the Reformation - An Evaluation
Humanism and the Swiss Reformation
Humanism and the Wittenberg Reformation
Tensions between the Reformation and Humanism
Scholasticism and the Reformation
"Scholasticism" Defined
Scholasticism and the Universities
Types of Scholasticism
Realism versus Nominalism
"Pelagianism" and "Augustinianism"
The Via Moderna
The Schola Augustiniana Moderna
The Impact of Medieval Scholasticism upon the Reformation
Luther's Relation to Late Medieval Scholasticism
Calvin's Relation to Late Medieval Scholasticism
The Reformers: A Biographical Introduction
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)
Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)
Martin Bucer (1491-1551)
John Calvin (1509-64)
The Return to the Bible
Scripture in the Middle Ages
The Concept of "Tradition"
The Vulgate Translation of the Bible
The Medieval Vernacular Versions of Scripture
The Humanists and the Bible
The Bible and the Protestant Reformation
The Canon of Scripture
The Authority of Scripture
The Role of Tradition
Methods of Interpreting Scripture
The Right to Interpret Scripture
The Translation of Scripture
The Catholic Response: Trent on Scripture and Tradition
The Doctrine of Justification by Faith
A Foundational Theme: Redemption through Christ
Justification and Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough
Luther's Early Views on Justification
Luther's Discovery of the "Righteousness of God"
The Nature of Justifying Faith
Consequences of Luther's Doctrine of Justification
The Concept of "Forensic Justification"
Divergences among the Swiss Reformation
Justification and the Swiss Reformation
Later Developments: Bucer and Calvin on Justification
Theological Diplomacy: "Double Justification"
The Catholic Response: Trent on Justification
The Nature of Justification
The Nature of Justifying Righteousness
The Nature of Justifying Faith
The Assurance of Salvation
The Doctrine of the Church
The Background to the Reformation Debates: The Donatist Controversy
The Context of the Reformation Views on the Church
Luther on the Nature of the Church
The Radical View of the Church
Tensions within Luther's Doctrine of the Church
Calvin on the Nature of the Church
The Two Marks of the Church
The Structures of the Church
Calvin on the Church and Consistory
Calvin on the Role of the Church
The Debate over the Catholicity of the Church
The Council of Trent on the Church
The Doctrine of the Sacraments
The Background to the Sacramental Debates
The Sacraments and the Promises of Grace
Luther on the Sacraments
Luther on the Real Presence
Luther on Infant Baptism
Zwingli on the Sacraments
Zwingli on the Real Presence
Zwingli on Infant Baptism
Luther versus Zwingli: A Summary and Evaluation
Anabaptist Views on the Sacraments
Calvin on the Sacraments
The Catholic Response: Trent on the Sacraments
The Doctrine of Predestination
The Background to the Reformation Debates over Predestination
Zwingli on the Divine Sovereignty
Melanchthon's Changing Views on Predestination
Calvin on Predestination
Predestination in Later Reformed Theology
The Political Thought of the Reformation
The Radical Reformation and Secular Authority
Luther's Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms
Zwingli on the State and Magistrate
Bucer on Magistrate and Ministry
Calvin on Magistrate and Ministry
The Religious Ideas of the English Reformation
The Social Role of Religious Ideas: Germany and England
English Humanism
The Origins of the English Reformation: Henry VIII
The Consolidation of the English Reformation: Edward VI to Elizabeth I
Justification by Faith in the English Reformation
The Real Presence in the English Reformation
The Diffusion of the Thought of the Reformation
The Physical Agencies of Diffusion
The Vernacular
The Interchange of People
The Diffusion of Ideas: The Key Texts
The Catechisms
Confessions of Faith
Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Impact of Reformation Thought upon History
An Affirmative Attitude Toward the World
The Protestant Work Ethic
Reformation Thought and the Origins of Capitalism
Reformation Thought and Political Change
Reformation Thought and the Emergence of the Natural Sciences
Reformation Ecclesiologies and the Modern World