The Church in the Early Modern Age
By (author) C. Scott Dixon
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Church in the Early Modern Age by C. Scott Dixon
Book DescriptionThe years 1450-1650 were a momentous period for the development of Christianity. They witnessed the age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation: perhaps the most important era for the shaping of the faith since its foundation. C Scott Dixon explores how the ideas that went into the making of early modern Christianity re-oriented the Church to such an extent that they gave rise to new versions of the religion. He shows how the varieties and ambivalences of late medieval theology were now replaced by dogmatic certainties, where the institutions of Christian churches became more effective and 'modern', staffed by well-trained clergy. Tracing these changes from the fall of Constantinople to the end of the Thirty Years' War, and treating the High Renaissance and the Reformation as part of the same overall narrative, the author offers an integrated approach to widely different national, social and cultural histories. Moving beyond Protestant and Catholic conflicts, he contrasts Western Christianity with Eastern Orthodoxy, and examines the Church's response to fears of Ottoman domination.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845114398
(254mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. Scott Dixon
Contesting the Reformation, Paperback (April 2012)
Contesting the Reformation provides a comprehensive survey of the most influential works in the field of Reformation studies from a comparative, cross-national, interdisciplinary perspective.
Protestants, Hardback (October 2010)
This is a comprehensive historiography of the rise, reception, and ongoing global influence of the branches of Christianity that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation. Offering more than a chronological recounting of events, renowned religious scholar C. Scott Dixon reveals the role of Protestantism as a creative force in history.
Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe, Hardback (October 2003)
In this comprehensive survey of the Protestant clergy during the confessional age in Europe, contributors address various themes including the rise of the Protestant clergy during the century of the Reformation and the role and function of the clergy in the context of early modern history.
German Reformation, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by C. Scott Dixon
This concise study provides a synthesis of the main research, with special emphasis on the German Reformation, and presents Professor Scribner's own interpretation of the period. This second edition includes a new introduction and a supplementary chapter by C. Scott Dixon.
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Author Biography - C. Scott Dixon
C Scott Dixon is Senior Lecturer in History at Queen s University, Belfast. His previous books include The Reformation and Rural Society; The Reformation in Germany (with R W Scribner); Protestants: A History from Wittenburg to Pennsylvania, 1517-1740; and Contesting the Reformation."
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