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1. Reformation beginnings

1. Reformation beginnings  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777455
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0002
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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
6. Aftermath: Thomism

6. Aftermath: Thomism  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777387
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10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.003.0006
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‘Aftermath: Thomism’ discusses Aquinas' philosophical and theological work after his death. Initially there is suspicion among his fellow theologians, and much later a theory of human ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0001
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Although its adherents regard it as a restoration of ancient Christianity, Mormonism holds a number of distinctive doctrines and practices, among them belief in a scripture supplemental to ... More
2. Protestant Christendom

2. Protestant Christendom  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777455
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0003
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From early in the 16th century and into the 18th, most Protestants saw themselves as continuing the reform of European Christendom. They took for granted the norms of ‘Christendom’. Europe ... More
1. Luther and the Reformation

1. Luther and the Reformation  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0001
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Martin Luther did not aim to start a Western tradition of religious liberty, nor did he aim to defy pope and emperor to defend ideas of democracy. These ideas were beyond him. His struggle ... More
2. Becoming a reformer

2. Becoming a reformer  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0002
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When Martin Luther was 37 years old he spent ten months at the Wartburg studying, writing, and reflecting. He felt destined to recover for Germany a truer version of Christianity than that ... More
5. Christian art transformed: The Reformation

5. Christian art transformed: The Reformation  

Beth Williamson

in Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775772
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803283.003.0006
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There have been a number of periods of reform in Christianity that have caused changes in art and its place in Christian worship and observance. For example, the periods of iconoclasm in ... More
Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction  

Jon Balserak

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.001.0001
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Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction explores major ideas associated with the Calvinist system of thought. Beginning during the Protestant Reformation in cities like Zurich, ... More
1. Reforming the English Reformation

1. Reforming the English Reformation  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0001
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‘Reforming the English Reformation’ explains that Puritanism did not begin as a distinct faith but as a reform movement within the Protestant Church of England in the sixteenth century. By ... More
3. Looking BackUneasy Inheritances

3. Looking Back: Uneasy Inheritances  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0004
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‘Looking Back’ argues that the history of religion in America is no grand narrative of patriarchal heroes of religious freedom and tolerance. It is, rather, a past riddled with conflicts ... More
9. Book of Mormon wars

9. Book of Mormon wars  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0009
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9780195369311
Since its publication, the Book of Mormon has satisfied some people's hunger for access to divine power and revelation, and opened a debate over its logical plausibility for others. Book of ... More
3. Pietists, the American colonies, evangelicals, and the Enlightenment

3. Pietists, the American colonies, evangelicals, and the Enlightenment  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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9780191777455
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0004
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Between the mid-16th century and the rise of Napoleon (1790s), European Protestantism went through a period of upheaval. The Protestant willingness to challenge received traditions ... More
1. Origins and characteristics

1. Origins and characteristics  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777677
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0002
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‘Origins and characteristics’ describes the account of the first Day of Pentecost in the New Testament's Acts of the Apostles where the Holy Spirit visits a room and touches everyone within ... More
5. Churches and beliefs about the end of time

5. Churches and beliefs about the end of time  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777677
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0006
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‘Churches and beliefs about the end of time’ shows how the earliest Pentecostals believed they were a short distance away from the dramatic events that would herald the return of Christ. ... More
4. Church

4. Church  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0004
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Calvinists believe Adam and Eve were the first church, established by God following their fall into sin in the Garden of Eden. Since that beginning, God has always maintained his church, ... More
6. Covenant

6. Covenant  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0006
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A covenant is a kind of agreement, treaty, or testament, generally binding two parties in a contractual relationship. The covenant idea is ubiquitous in Reformed thought. ‘Covenant’ ... More
8. God and hell

8. God and hell  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0008
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According to Calvinists, hell is part of God’s design. In fact, the doctrine of hell has recently been defended quite vigorously by Calvinists. It reminds us that there is a deep sense of ... More
5. Knowledge

5. Knowledge  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0005
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According to Calvinism, what is known about the character of God is limited due to the inscrutable nature of God’s being and because God does not always choose to reveal his mind. ... More
2. Puritan experiments

2. Puritan experiments  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0002
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9780195334555
‘Puritan experiments’ explains how during the first decade of Charles I's reign the rift between the puritans and the church hierarchy grew. The king's attempts to roll back puritan ... More
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.001.0001
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9780195310306
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to examine a religion with over 12 million adherents that still baffles outsiders nearly 170 years after the founder' death. How ... More

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