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Protestants : The Birth of a Revolution - Steven E. Ozment


The Birth of a Revolution

Paperback Published: 20th December 2001
ISBN: 9780385471015
Number Of Pages: 284

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Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were among the first followers of Martin Luther. Using pamphlets, diaries, letters, and other primary soruces, Ozment examines the origins of the Reformation and the nature of Protestantism. Rather than seeing the Reformation as the progenitor of German absolutism, as do many scholars of the period, Ozment sees in Protestantism the historic assertion of key Western values--social reform, individual religious conviction, hard work, and the rejection of corruption, hypocrisy, and empty ritual.

Introductionp. 1
In Search of the Reformationp. 9
Turning the World Upside Downp. 11
Religious Origins and Social Consequencesp. 32
Theology and Propaganda: The Reformation Envisionedp. 43
The Revolution of the Pamphleteersp. 45
Evangelizing the Real Worldp. 67
From Propaganda to Law: The Reformation Enactedp. 87
Gaining a Big Stick: Ordinance and Catechismp. 89
Luther's Political Legacyp. 118
From Law to Life: The Reformation Embracedp. 149
Luther on Family Lifep. 151
Turning Protestant: The Revolution Withinp. 169
The Religious Beliefs of Teenagersp. 193
Conclusionp. 215
Appendix: A Digest of Theories about the Reformationp. 218
Notesp. 220
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780385471015
ISBN-10: 0385471017
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 20th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.44

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