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War against the Idols : The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin - Carlos M. N. Eire

War against the Idols

The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin

Paperback Published: 10th July 1989
ISBN: 9780521379847
Number Of Pages: 336

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In the second decade of the sixteenth century medieval piety suddenly began to be attacked in some places as "idolatry," or false religion. This study calls attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation.

"Eire paints on a large canvas in order to tell for the first time the whole story of iconoclasm...the author has made an important contribution." The Times Literary Supplement "...Eire's lucid synthesis cuts a broad furrow across the intellectual and political terrain of the sixteenth century...specialists and non-specialists alike can find here an interpretation of sixteenth-century history that illuminates what the Reformation meant to its creators and to posterity." Canadian Journal of History "Excellently researched and argued, this book illustrates the clear connection between ideas and action and the significance ofverstehen." Christian Sociologist Newsletter

The state of lay devotion in the late middle ages
Erasmus as critic of late medieval piety
Early reformers and the question of idolatry
Iconoclasm, revolution, and the reformation in Switzerland and Geneva, 1527-1536
Humanism and reform in France: the seeds of calvinism
John Calvin's attack on idolatry
Calvin against the nicodemites
From iconoclasm to revolution: the political dimensions of the war against idolatry
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ISBN: 9780521379847
ISBN-10: 0521379849
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 10th July 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.8  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.51