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Religious Thought in the Reformation - Bernard M. G. Reardon

Religious Thought in the Reformation

Paperback Published: 1st September 1995
ISBN: 9780582259591
Number Of Pages: 342

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Most general accounts of the reformation concentrate on its events and personalities while recent scholarship has been largely devoted to its social and economic consequences. Benard Reardon's famous book has been designed specifically to reassert the role of religion in the study of reformation history and make the theological issues and arguments that fuelled it accessible to non-specialists today.

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'One of the most distinguished historians of religious thought [writes] with great clarity and fairness from an essentially eirenic point of view.' Times Educational Supplement

Preface to the second edition
The eve of the Reformation: anticipations of reformp. 1
Antipapalismp. 1
The growth of heresyp. 4
The conciliar movementp. 9
Late medieval pietyp. 10
Humanismp. 15
Desiderius Erasmusp. 25
The humanist and biblical scholarp. 25
Erasmus and the reformersp. 30
'Christ's philosophy'p. 34
'Vox clamantis in deserto'p. 39
Martin Luther: I. The religious revolutionaryp. 43
The age and the manp. 43
Luther's experiencep. 47
Justification by faith alonep. 52
Christian freedomp. 57
Note on the indulgence controversyp. 60
Martin Luther: II. The founder of Protestantismp. 62
The authority of scripturep. 62
The churchp. 66
The sacramentsp. 72
The work and person of Christp. 74
God, providence and predestinationp. 76
Sinp. 79
Man and society: the two kingdomsp. 81
Huldrych Zwinglip. 85
Reform at Zurichp. 85
Zwingli's biblical theologyp. 89
The sovereignty of God and the mediation of Christp. 92
A disciplined churchp. 97
The eucharistic controversyp. 100
Oecolampadius and Bullingerp. 105
Melanchthon and the development of Lutheranismp. 110
Loci Communesp. 110
The Augsburg Confessionp. 119
Melanchthon's Apology: 'synergism'p. 125
Melanchthon's later theologyp. 129
Calvin and reformed Christianity: I. Strassburg and Genevap. 136
Martin Bucer at Strassburgp. 136
A mediating theology. Bucer and Calvinp. 141
Genevap. 147
Calvin, humanist and reformerp. 149
Christianae Religionis Institutio, 1536p. 154
A holy commonwealthp. 157
Calvin and reformed Christianity: II. A pattern of sound doctrinep. 163
Sola Scriptura: Calvin as biblical exegetep. 163
The knowledge of Godp. 170
Predestinationp. 175
Christ, his person and his workp. 181
The church and the sacramentsp. 184
Note on Calvin's trinitarian doctrinep. 192
The radical Reformationp. 194
'Be ye separate'p. 194
The anabaptistsp. 196
The spiritualsp. 208
The rationalistsp. 215
The Reformation in Britain: I. Crisisp. 222
'Henrician' catholicismp. 222
Thomas Cranmerp. 228
'The True and Catholic Doctrine of the Sacrament'p. 235
The beginnings of Anglicanismp. 240
Note on Bucer's De regno Christip. 245
The Reformation in Britain: II. Consolidationp. 248
The Elizabethan Settlementp. 248
A twofold apologeticp. 256
Richard Hookerp. 260
The origins of English separatismp. 267
Calvinist presbyterianism in Scotlandp. 270
Note on Hooker's theory of civil governmentp. 275
Counter-Reformation: the Council of Trentp. 277
Catholic reform and revival; the Jesuit theologiansp. 277
The summoning of the Councilp. 281
Sessions iii to vi: basic issuesp. 284
Sessions vii to xxv: the sacraments and other topicsp. 292
Trent and Protestantismp. 301
Bibliographyp. 306
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780582259591
ISBN-10: 0582259592
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st September 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition