Download The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation by Peter Marshall PDF

By Peter Marshall

The Reformation was once a seismic occasion in background, whose results are nonetheless operating themselves out in Europe and the world over. The protests opposed to the selling of indulgences staged by way of the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing development of demands inner reform and renewal within the Christian Church. yet they swiftly took a thorough and unforeseen flip, engulfing first Germany after which Europe as a complete in livid arguments approximately how God's will used to be to be discerned, and the way people have been to be 'saved'.

However, those debates didn't stay restricted to a slender sphere of theology. They got here to reshape politics and diplomacy; social, cultural, and inventive advancements; kin among the sexes; and the styles and performances of daily life. They have been additionally the stimulus for Christianity's transformation right into a really worldwide faith, as brokers of the Roman Catholic Church sought to make amends for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas.

Covering either Protestant and Catholic reform pursuits, in Europe and around the wider global, this superbly illustrated quantity tells the tale of the Reformation from its speedy, explosive beginnings, via to its profound longer-term results and legacy for the fashionable global. the tale isn't considered one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over lack of understanding. fairly, it tells how a mess of rival teams and members, without or with the aid of political energy, strove after visions of 'reform'. and the way, even with themselves, they laid the rules for the plural and conflicted global we now inhabit.

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Download Bede: A Biblical Miscellany by W. Trent Foley, Arthur G. Holder PDF

By W. Trent Foley, Arthur G. Holder

This quantity includes six of Bede's shorter biblical writings, such a lot of which look the following in translation for the 1st time - On Tobias, at the Resting areas, Thirty questions about the e-book of Kings, On 8 Questions, at the Holy locations and the letter On What Isaiah Says. Taken jointly, they exhibit his remarkable versatility as a biblical exegete.

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Download Oath and State in Ancient Greece by Alan H. Sommerstein, Isabelle C. Torrance PDF

By Alan H. Sommerstein, Isabelle C. Torrance

The oath used to be an establishment of primary significance throughout quite a lot of social interactions in the course of the historical Greek international, creating a an important contribution to social balance and concord; but there was no finished, devoted scholarly research of the topic for over a century. This quantity of a two-volume research explores how oaths functioned within the operating of the Greek city-state (polis) and in kinfolk among diversified states in addition to among Greeks and non-Greeks.

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Download The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy PDF

By Serhii Plokhy

Well-known as ferocious warriors, the Ukrainian Cossacks constructed their combating abilities within the spiritual wars opposed to the Tartars, Turks, Poles, and Russians. during this interesting examine, Serhii Plokhy examines the ''confessionalization'' of spiritual existence within the early smooth interval, exhibiting how Cossack involvement within the non secular fight among jap Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism assisted in shaping not just Ukrainian but additionally Russian and varnish cultural identities.

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Download Sworn Enemies The Divine Oath, the Book of Ezekiel, and the by Casey A. Strine PDF

By Casey A. Strine

Casey A. Strine explores how the e-book of Ezekiel makes use of the exodus beginning culture to craft a countrywide id for the Judahite exiles in Babylon that contests competing interpretations of the hot previous complex through inner and exterior competitors. during this examine, he demonstrates that Ezekiel makes use of formulaic language - specifically YHWH´s oath - with the intention to outline Israel´s identification round the exodus from Egypt, fairly announcing that YHWH favors a neighborhood outdoor Israel and below overseas oppression. thus, this nationwide identification is hired to refute an autochthonous foundation culture established upon the characters of Abraham and Jacob present between non-exiled Judahites (Ezek eleven, 33, 35-36). Strine additionally argues that this comparable formulaic language is hired to contradict Babylonian claims that YHWH was once powerless to aid the exiles. YHWH swearing as I reside´ not just demanding situations the underlying ideology that the destruction of Jerusalem indicated Marduk had defeated the Judahite deity, it time and again introduces passages the place YHWH plays activities that the Babylonians might characteristic to Marduk. This increases the problem of no matter if Ezekiel features a nascent monotheism, which Strine explores with admire to contemporary contributions.

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Download Vorkonstantinisches Christentum: Neues Testament by Wolfgang Haase PDF

By Wolfgang Haase

AUFSTIEG UND NIEDERGANG DER ROMISCHEN WELT (ANRW) ist ein internationales Gemeinschaftswerk historischer Wissenschaften. Seine Aufgabe besteht darin, alle wichtigen Aspekte der antiken romischen Welt sowie ihres Fortwirkens und Nachlebens in Mittelalter und Neuzeit nach dem gegenwartigen Stand der Forschung in Einzelbeitragen zu behandeln. Das Werk ist in three Teile gegliedert:
I. Von den Anfangen Roms bis zum Ausgang der Republik
II. Principat
III. Spatantike
Jeder der drei Teile umfat sechs systematische Rubriken, zwischen denen es vielfache Uberschneidungen gibt: 1. Politische Geschichte, 2. Recht, three. faith, four. Sprache und Literatur, five. Philosophie und Wissenschaften, 6. Kunste.

ANRW ist ein handbuchartiges Ubersichtswerk zu den romischen Studien im weitesten Sinne, mit Einschlu der Rezeptions- und Wirkungsgeschichte bis in die Gegenwart. Bei den Beitragen handelt es sich entweder um zusammenfassende Darstellungen mit Bibliographie oder um challenge- und Forschungsberichte bzw. thematisch breit angelegte exemplarische Untersuchungen. Die Artikel erscheinen in deutscher, englischer, franzosischer oder italienischer Sprache.

Zum Mitarbeiterstab gehoren rund one thousand Gelehrte aus 35 Landern. Der Vielfalt der Themen entsprechend gehoren die Autoren hauptsachlich folgenden Fachrichtungen an: Alte, Mittelalterliche und Neue Geschichte; Byzantinistik, Slavistik; Klassische, Mittellateinische, Romanische und Orientalische Philologie; Klassische, Orientalische und Christliche Archaologie und Kunstgeschichte; Rechtswissenschaft; Religionswissenschaft und Theologie, besonders Kirchengeschichte und Patristik.

In Vorbereitung sind:
Teil II, Bd. 26,4: faith - Vorkonstantinisches Christentum: Neues testomony - Sachthemen, Fortsetzung
Teil II, Bd. 37,4: Wissenschaften: Medizin und Biologie, Fortsetzung.

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Download Muslim-Christian Polemic During the Crusades: The Letter by Rifaat Ebied, David Thomas PDF

By Rifaat Ebied, David Thomas

This quantity contains an variation and English translation of the reaction in Arabic made through the fourteenth century student Ibn Ab? T?lib al-Dimashq? to a Letter despatched to him by means of nameless Christians from Cyprus. The Christian letter was once additionally despatched to al-Dimashq?’s modern Ibn Taymiyya, and this reaction is hence a parallel to Ibn Taymiyya’s Al-jaw?b al-sah?h. of their Letter the Christians subtly recommend that the Qur’an helps Christian doctrines. Al-Dimashq? replies with a complete sequence of complex and wide-ranging arguments that contain not just subject matters primary from previous polemical works but additionally his personal unique issues. His reaction is therefore a tremendous resource of knowledge concerning the improvement of Muslim interfaith attitudes, and an important instance of polemic within the later medieval interval. The variation offers the 2 elements of this correspondence in parallel Arabic and English types, including an intensive advent, textual notes and statement.

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