Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
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Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation by Hans J. Hillerbrand
Book DescriptionThe Reformation of the 16th century has always been seen as one of the pivotal events in European history. Lord Acton, the famous 19th-century British historian, compared the importance of Martin Luther's speech at the diet at Worms in 1521 with Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1813. Lord Acton's may or may not be an extravagant claim, but it is certainly true that the events of the 16th and 17th centuries, now called the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, changed forever the religious and political history of the West. The Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation provides a one-volume, balanced, alternative to the overwhelming amounts of literature on the events of the time and the theological and political debates that spawned those events.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781579582050
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans J. Hillerbrand
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Division of Christendom, Paperback (October 2007)
Tells the story of the ways in which theological disagreements divided the centuries-old Christian church and the roles that leading characters such as Luther, Zwingli, Anabaptists, and Calvin played in establishing new churches, even as Roman Catholicism continued to develop in its own ways. This book covers significant aspects of this period.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, Hardback (June 1996)» View all books by Hans J. Hillerbrand
Provides a useful reference work on the period of Reformation. This book focuses on the range of religious and social changes wrought by the Reformation, including not only issues of church polity and theology but also related developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature.
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Author Biography - Hans J. Hillerbrand
HANS J. HILLERBRAND (Ph.D., University of Erlangen, Germany) is Professor of Religion and of History at Duke University. He is a specialist on the history of the Protestant Reformation. He has served as the president of the American Society for Reformation Research and of the American Society of Church History and as a member of the Council of the American Academy of Religion. He has taught at the City University of New York and Southern Methodist University and has been visiting professor at several German universities. His publications include the general editorship of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, published in 1996, and a large number of articles in professional journals dealing with general issues of the Reformation and its radical fringe.
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