Reformation Thought An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0631215212

ISBN-13: 9780631215219

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Alister McGrath

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This introductory guide for theology and history students seeks to understand the central ideas of the European reformation. This third edition includes a new chapter on the thought of the English Reformation.
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List price: $67.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Alister McGrath is currently professor of theology at Oxford and principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor, general editor and author of several books. He lives in Oxford, England.

How to Use this Book
Introduction:The Cry for Reform
The Concept of ''Reformation''
The Lutheran Reformation
The Reformed Church
The Radical Reformation (Anabaptism)
The Catholic Reformation
The Importance of Printing
The Social Context of the Reformation
The Religious Ideas of the Reformers
The Social Role of Religious Ideas: Germany and England
Late Medieval Religion:The Growth of Popular Religion
The Rise in Anti-Clericalism
The Rise of Doctrinal Pluralism
A Crisis of Authority
An English Case Study: Lollardy
Humanism and the Reformation
The Concept of "Renaissance":The Concept of "Humanism"
Classical Scholarship and Philosophy
The New Philosophy of the RenaissanceKristeller''s View of Humanism
Ad fontes -Back to the Sources
Northern European Humanism
The Northern European Reception of the Italian Renaissance
The Ideals of Northern European Humanism
Eastern Swiss Humanism
French Legal Humanism
English Humanism
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Humanism and the Reformation -An Evaluation
Humanism and the Swiss Reformation
Humanism and the Wittenburg Reformation
Tensions between Reformation and Humanism
Scholasticism and the Reformation:"Scholasticism" Defined
Scholasticism and the Universities
Types of Scholasticism
Realism versus Nominalisation
"Pelaginism" and "Augustinianism"
The Via Moderna ("Nominalism")The Schola Augustiniana Moderna ("Augustinianism")The Impact of Medieval Scholasticism upon the Reformation
Luther''s Relation to Late Medieval Scholasticism
Calvin''s Relation to Late Medieval Scholasticism
The Social Context of Scholasticism
The Reformers: A Biographical Introduction:Martin Luther
Huldrych Zwingli
Philipp Melanchthon
Martin Bucer
John Calvin
The Doctrine of Justification by Faith:A Foundational Theme: Redemption through Christ
The Concept of Grace
Martin Luther''s Theological Breakthrough
The Doctrine of Justification
Luther''s Early Views on Justification
Luther''s Discovery of the ''Righteousness of God''
The Nature of Justifying Faith
Causes and Consequences of Luther''s Doctrine of Justification
The Concept of ''Forensic Justification''
Divergences among the Reformers on Justification
Justification and the Swiss Reformation
Later Developments: Bucer and Calvin on 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 Predestination:Zwingli on the Divine Sovereignty
Calvin on Predestination
Predestination in Later Calvinism
The Doctrine of Grace and the Reformation
The Return to Scripture:Scripture in the Middle Ages
The Concept of ''Tradition''
The Vulgate Translation of the Bible
The Medieval Vernacular Versions of Scripture
Humanists and the Bible
The Bible and the Reformation
The Canon of Scripture
The Authority of Scripture
The Role of Tradition
Methods of Interpreting Scripture
The Right to Interpret Scripture
The Catholic Response: Trent on Scripture
The Doctrine of the Sacraments:The Sacraments and the Promises of Grace
Luther on the Sacraments
Luther''s Views on the Real Presence
Zwingli on the Real Presence
Zwingli on Infant Baptism
Luther versus Zwingli: A Summary and Evaluation
Calvin on the Sacraments
The Catholic Response: Trent on the Sacraments
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
Calvin on Church and Consistory
Calvin on the Role of the Church
The Debate over the Catholicity of the Church
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
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