Description - Providence in Early Modern England by Alexandra Walsham
'an extraordinarily ambitious work...readers will keep turning the pages eagerly with mingled awe, fascination, and, yes, a keen sense of timeliness. This is a book about the past that resonates in the present.' -History Today
'In this wise and superbly illustrated book, Alexandra Walsham recalls the world where Calvinism met medieval religion... Walsham pleasingly eschews postmodern indulgence of the fatuousness of past belief. She writes with a sure grasp of Reformation theology, and clearly had great fun with this book... we can never again think of Protestantism as dour and dull, now that Alexandra Walsham has introduced us to a pamphlet alerting the godly public to the discovery of A most strange and wonderful herring.' -Diarmaid MacCulloch, Times Literary SupplementThis is an extensive study of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century belief that God actively intervened in human affairs to punish, reward, warn, try, and chastise. Through an exploration of a wide range of dramatic events and puzzling phenomena in which contemporaries detected the divine finger at work, it sheds fresh light on the reception, character, and broader cultural repercussions of the Protestant Reformation in England.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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