Always Among Us
Images of the Poor in Zwingli's Zurich
By (author) Lee Palmer Wandel
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Always Among Us by Lee Palmer Wandel
Book DescriptionIn this elegantly written book, Lee Wandel discusses the relationship between the reform of poor relief and the Protestant Reformation in early sixteenth-century Zurich. In the introduction she traces the various ways that poverty had been evaluated, and its social and religious connotations, up to the sixteenth century. The first chapter provides a portrait of sixteenth-century Zurich. The next three chapters explore the discussion of the poor in various media of the town. The second chapter examines the sermons and pamphlets of Huldrych Zwingli, who was preaching that the poor were the true images of God. The third chapter addresses printed images depicting Christ calling beggars and other poor folk to Him, which appeared on title pages of Zwingli's pamphlets. The fourth chapter turns to the language of legislation, and in particular the poor ordinances of 1520 and 1525.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521522540
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Eucharist in the Reformation, Paperback (December 2005)
The first major study of the the Eucharist that divided Western Christendom in the sixteen century.
Europe in a Wider World 1350-1650, Paperback (April 2003)
Europe in a Wider World, 1350-1650 is a compact history of the continent during a time when it did not yet dominate the world. The text discusses the major events of the period, and also seeks to restore interconnections lost by scholars who divided the period up into "The Renaissance" and "The Reformation."
Voracious Idols and Violent Hands, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Lee Palmer Wandel
This 1995 book explores the acts of iconoclasm as the means to recover the participation of ordinary Christians in the Reformation.
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