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All things made new : the Reformation and its legacy / Diarmaid MacCulloch.

Author/Creator:
MacCulloch, Diarmaid, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
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xii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Reformation -- England.
Reformation.
England.
Local subjects:
England. (search)
Summary:
The most profound characteristic of Western Europe in the Middle Ages was its cultural and religious unity, a unity secured by a common alignment with the Pope in Rome, and a common language--Latin--for worship and scholarship. The Reformation shattered that unity, and the consequences are still with us today. In this book, historian Diarmaid MacCulloch examines not only the Reformation's impact across Europe, but also the Catholic Counter-Reformation and the special evolution of religion in England, revealing how one of the most turbulent, bloody, and transformational events in Western history has shaped modern society. The Reformation may have launched a social revolution, MacCulloch argues, but it was not caused by social and economic forces, or even by a secular idea like nationalism; it sprang from a big idea about death, salvation, and the afterlife. This idea--that salvation was entirely in God's hands and there was nothing humans could do to alter his decision--ended the Catholic Church's monopoly in Europe and altered the trajectory of the entire future of the West. By turns passionate, funny, meditative, and subversive, All Things Made New takes readers onto fascinating new ground, exploring the original conflicts of the Reformation and cutting through prejudices that continue to distort popular conceptions of a religious divide still with us after five centuries. This monumental work, from one of the most distinguished scholars of Christianity writing today, explores the ways in which historians have told the tale of the Reformation, why their interpretations have changed so dramatically over time, and ultimately, how the contested legacy of this revolution continues to impact the world today.--From dust jacket.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Reformations across Europe
1. Christianity: the bigger picture
2. Angels and the Reformation
3. The Virgin Mary and Protestant Reformers
4. John Calvin
5. The Council of Trent
6. The Italian Inquisition
pt. II The English Reformation
7. Tudor Royal Image-Making
8. Henry VIII: pious king
9. Tolerant Cranmer?
10. The Making of the Prayer Book
11. Tudor Queens: Mary and Elizabeth
12. William Byrd
13. The Bible before King James
14. The King James Bible
15. The Bay Psalm Book
pt. III Looking Back on the English Reformation
16. Putting the English Reformation on the Map
17. The Latitude of the Church of England
18. Modern Historians on the English Reformation
19. Thomas Cranmer's Biographers
20. Richard Hooker's Reputation
21. Forging Reformation History: a cautionary tale
22. And Finally: the nature of Anglicanism.
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-436) and index.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: MacCulloch, Diarmaid. All things made new.
ISBN:
9780190616816
0190616814
9780190616823
0190616822
9780190616830
9780190692254
0190692251
OCLC:
974020954
Publisher Number:
99986730333
40026345588