The Two Reformations
The Journey from the Last Days to the New World
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Two Reformations by Heiko A. Oberman
Book DescriptionIn this last collection of his vital, controversial, and accessible writings, Heiko A. Oberman seeks to liberate and broaden our understanding of the European Reformation, from its origins in medieval philosophy and theology through the Puritan settlers who brought Calvin's vision to the New World. Ranging over many topics, Oberman finds fascinating connections between aspects of the Reformation and twentieth-century history and thought--most notably the connection to Nazism and the Holocaust. He revisits his earlier work on the history of anti-Semitism, rejects the notion of an unbroken line from Luther to Hitler to the Holocaust, and offers a new perspective on the Christian legacy of anti-Semitism and its murderous result in the twentieth century. Oberman demonstrates how the simplifications and rigidities of modern historiography have obscured the existential spirits of such great figures as Luther and Calvin. He explores the debt of both Luther and Calvin to medieval religious thought and the impact of diverse features of "the long fifteenth century"--including the Black Death, nominalism, humanism, and the Conciliar Movement--on the Reformation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300098686
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Heiko A. Oberman
Luther, Paperback (March 2006)
Written by an authority on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation.
Impact of the Reformation, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Heiko A. Oberman
From the perspective of the social history of ideas, renowned scholar Heiko Oberman addresses the conditions for reform, the articulation of the Reformers' program, and especially the consequences of the Reformatin, both in the sixteenth cenury and in its modern perception.
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Author Biography - Heiko A. Oberman
The late Heiko A. Oberman, one of the twentieth century's great historians of the Reformation, was at the time of his death Regents' Professor of History at the University of Arizona. He was the author of many books, including the definitive biography of Martin Luther, Luther: Man Between God and the Devil. Donald Weinstein is professor emeritus of the Department of History at the University of Arizona.
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