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Reformers in the Wings : From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza - David C. Steinmetz

Reformers in the Wings

From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780195130485
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book offers portraits of twenty of the secondary theologians of the Reformation period. In addition to describing a particular theologian, each portrait explores one problem in 16th-century Christian thought. Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, and Radical thinkers are all represented in this volume, which serves as both an introduction to the field and a handy reference for scholars.

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"If you like to read about the Reformation, you will find in Steinmetz' book an urbane, informative, and well-written account of many of its important but neglected figures."--Review for Religious "Steinmetz has the ability to stress the uniqueness of the individual whom he presents and the scholarship to place him in the broad context of the group to which he belongs and of the reforem movements as a whole."--Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly "The contribution made by each of these 20 individuals is summarized clearly and with scholarly insight...This book will serve as a valuable teaching aid in church history."--Christian Century "Professor Steinmetz has provided us with concise, easily readable, reliable sketches of twenty fascinating Reformation figures."--Christianity Today "This is an superb book and important in many ways not indicated by its title. Here in one volume is cogent treatment of the lives and works of 20 men: five from the late medieval period of Catholic Reform and five each from the Lutheran, Reformed and Radical traditions."--Church History "Anyone who has been faced with the task of introducing sixteenth century men and their ideas to students on this continent will welcome Reforms in the Wings."--Studies in Religion "...the finest introduction to the thought of these secondary reformers in print today."--Choice

Prefacep. vii
Reformers in the Wingsp. 2
Introductionp. 3
Catholic Reformp. 8
Pastoral Care and Human Responsibilityp. 9
Theology of the Praise of Godp. 15
The Search for a Consensusp. 23
The Letter and the Spiritp. 32
The Loss of Edenp. 38
The Lutheran Traditionp. 48
Return to Methodp. 49
Structures of the Churchp. 58
The Renewal of Human Lifep. 64
Set for the Defense of the Gospelp. 70
The Authority of the Statep. 76
The Reformed Traditionp. 84
The Church and the Social Orderp. 85
Covenant and the Continuity of Salvation Historyp. 93
The Birth of the Puritan Spiritp. 100
The Eucharistic Sacrificep. 106
Eternal Predestination and Divine Sovereigntyp. 114
Radical Reformersp. 122
Reformation Without """"tarrying for Anie""""p. 123
The Renunciation of Structurep. 131
Free Will and Covenantp. 138
The Universal Wordp. 146
The Church and the Old Testamentp. 153
Notesp. 161
Biblographyp. 175
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780195130485
ISBN-10: 0195130480
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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