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1. Reformations

1. Reformations  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0002
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‘Reformations’ looks at the competing visions of reform. Luther advanced his critique of Catholic corruption in print, and found support amongst the pious German people and the princes. In ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780199560974.003.0001
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The Introduction emphasizes the diversity and strength of Protestantism today. Protestants live all over the world. Contemporary Protestant diversity is more than just geographical. Church ... More
6. The political reformation

6. The political 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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After Emperor Charles V became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles became Luther's monarch. Although the Reformation in Germany started as a religious protest, it was also political ... 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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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
5. Monastic and mystical Christianity

5. Monastic and mystical Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

in Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0006
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‘Monastic and mystical Christianity’ looks at the development of a form of Christianity that locates authority in the spiritual experience of each individual. Mystical Christianity focuses ... 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
The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Marshall

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Oct 2009
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The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction considers a process which transformed Europe and left an indelible mark on the modern world — one that began as a dispute over ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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The ‘Introduction’ asks: What was the Reformation? Scholars from differing backgrounds have created myths to explain the phenomenon. There have been numerous attempts to reform ... More
5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation

5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0005
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‘Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation’ begins with The Republic of Florence created in 1115, which endured frequent and extreme revolutions during the power struggle between the ... More
Afterword

Afterword  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Martin Luther attracted both admirers and disparagers. The Afterword looks at both viewpoints and the larger legacy of Luther. The idolizing of Luther began in both words and images soon ... More
2. Salvation

2. Salvation  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0003
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‘Salvation’ considers the theological questions and doctrines of the Reformation. The primary dispute concerned whether salvation was earned through good works, or gained through faith, by ... More
4. Society

4. Society  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0005
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‘Society’ looks at the social impact of the Reformation. The Reformation was a communal phenomenon that sought to transform society. The creation of municipal poor relief is one aspect of ... More
10. Becoming the New Testament

10. Becoming the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0010
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‘Becoming the new Testament’ examines the canonization of the writings that became the New Testament. The critical stage for canonization and Christian self-definition came in the ... More
2. Religion

2. Religion  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0003
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Has Christianity always been Scotland's main religion? ‘Religion’ looks at: the evidence of early non-Christian belief systems in Scotland; the arrival of Christianity and the early church; ... More
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction  

Scott H. Hendrix

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.001.0001
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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
The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Joachim Whaley

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.001.0001
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The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction outlines the fascinating thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806, and its legacy for the two centuries ... More
9. Conclusion

9. Conclusion  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0009
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The ‘Conclusion’ seeks to bring together some of the richness of the ways in which the Bible has been read and appropriated. It underlines how it has inspired great monuments of human ... More
3. Education

3. Education  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0004
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‘Education’ looks at Scotland's tradition of teaching and learning. What differences existed between Highland and Lowland education? When was Scottish schooling at its most successful? The ... More
4. Church and biblical Christianity

4. Church and biblical Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

in Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0005
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What is meant by ‘Church Christianity’ and ‘Biblical Christianity’ and where do they come from? ‘Church and Biblical Christianity’ explains that ‘Church Christianity’ is centred around the ... More
1. Calvinism: what’s in a name?

1. Calvinism: what’s in a name?  

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/9780198753711.003.0001
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9780198753711
The roots of Calvinism are found in 16th-century Zurich and Geneva, which became major centres for Reformation under the guidance of Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and Heinrich Bullinger. ... More

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