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1. Reformation beginnings

1. Reformation beginnings  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777455
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199560974
The Reformation gave birth to Protestantism, beginning with Martin Luther's protest of 1517, charging the Catholic church with failing to meet his needs. He had hoped for wisdom, comfort, ... More
8. Angels and demons

8. Angels and demons  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199574339
For Luther the Reformation was a watershed because it moved Western Christendom from a long period of captivity under strict papal rule to a new age of freedom. Luther was still a medieval ... More
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction  

Scott H. Hendrix

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.001.0001
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book
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9780199574339
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction details Luther's life, writings, world, and legacy. It explains the religious reformation and his importance, emphasizing the political ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199212705
Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More
3. The labours of reform

3. The labours of reform  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199574339
Luther wore the monastic habit until 1524 whilst simultaneously becoming leader of the evangelical movement. He didn't think he could achieve reform by himself. ‘The labours of reform’ ... More
6. Puritans and the larger society

6. Puritans and the larger society  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195334555
‘Puritans and the larger society’ explains how aligning themselves, their families, and their friends with God's will was preliminary to the puritans' goal of reshaping the world around ... More

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