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Beyond Calvin : The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe's Reformed Churches, C. 1540-1620 - Graeme Murdock

Beyond Calvin

The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe's Reformed Churches, C. 1540-1620

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This book considers the Reformed churches of Europe in an international and comparative context from around 1540 to 1620. Graeme Murdock discusses how Calvinism operated as an international movement by looking at links between Reformed churches, communities, and states, and then goes on to explain what Calvinist churches across Europe stood for. Murdock focuses on how Calvinists sought to purify the practice of Christian religion, and to renew European politics, society and culture.

'Written with economy and admirable clarity, [it] covers an international canvas with authority and with a sympathetic eye.' - Diarmaid N. J. MacCulloch, St Cross, Oxford 'A valuable addition to the literature in a subject not particularly well covered in English.' - Professor Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews, Scotland 'The writing is crisp and concise but rich in fact and acecdotal detail. The geographic scope of the book is also impressive...will make a good teaching text for upper-level undergraduates or master's students'. - Carrie Euler, Ecclesiastical History

List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Reformed Ideasp. 6
The True Church and False Churchesp. 8
International Unityp. 15
Holy Communionp. 19
Salvation and Predestinationp. 22
International Connectionsp. 31
Exile and Migrationp. 32
International Charityp. 39
Universities and Clergy Educationp. 41
Authority and Advicep. 45
Diplomacy and Alliancesp. 47
Politics and Rebellionp. 54
Obedience to Princesp. 55
England and Scotlandp. 59
Francep. 65
The Netherlandsp. 71
The Empire and Central Europep. 73
Moral Disciplinep. 76
Consistoriesp. 77
Alternative Systems of Disciplinep. 81
Synods and Magistratesp. 85
Life under Disciplinep. 88
The Impact of Disciplinep. 94
Religious Life and Culturep. 102
Children and Educationp. 102
Worshipp. 106
The Psalmsp. 110
Clerical Dressp. 113
Reformed Identity: The Past and the Futurep. 118
Notesp. 125
Select Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780333691397
ISBN-10: 0333691393
Series: European History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 23rd August 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1