Item description for The European Reformations Sourcebook by Lindberg & Carter Lindberg...
Overview This collection of primary sources is specifically designed to accompany Carter Lindberg's European Reformatins text, also published by Blackwell, but can be used alongside any other text on the European Reformations. The sources, selected fom medieval and sixteenth-century texts, include not only the major institutional and theological writings of the time but also popular expressions of religious and political grievances (Flusschriften, poems, satires, sermons) and women's contributions. The collection is particularly notable for its comprehensive coverage and its inclusion of major portions of significant works. This book will be very useful for students, teachers and scholars, bringing together as it does documents that are not easily accessible elsewhere, as they are scattered through many collections of primary materials; also because it offers students their first direct engagement with the participants in the European Reformations.
Publishers Description This collection of primary sources brings together in one volume for students documents on the European Reformations not easily accessible otherwise.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 4, 2000
ISBN 0631213627 ISBN13 9780631213628
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More About Lindberg & Carter Lindberg
Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History at Boston University. His recent publications include The European Reformations (Blackwell Publishers, 1996), with Emily Hanwalt Through the Eye of the Needle: Judaeo-Christian Contributions to Social Welfare (1994), and Beyond Charity: Reformation Initiatives for the Poor (1993).
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The European Reformations Mar 8, 2001
I believe a key to the quality of "European Reformations" (ER) is the use of the plural in the title which is followed up in text. Lindberg has an ability to convey ideas, concepts, etc. better than most authors especially in this complex subject area of religious and socio-political change. Even if one has no significant familiarity with the often called "Reformation," you will quickly gain valuable insights as well as understanding that might not be as easily seen in the works of other authors. It certainly will prompt one to pursue further study as one realizes the various impacts on the world which are still evident today. It certainly makes quite clear that the reformation of church, politics and culture began well before the 16th century. The interaction of characters, events, and the reformations is more clearly explained than in other works within the same genre. Another factor that makes this book an excellent read and resource is that the author clarifies quite a few things that other books fail to do. An example is the "Peasants War." People often have a concept that those involved were of one class, the poorest of the poor. This is not so and is explained well by Lindberg.
This book is of benefit to read for anyone irrespective of their religious beliefs if only for the social and historical perspectives it provides and clarifies.
I just recommended this book to a friend only to find that he had read it three times already and has been a doctoral student of the author. "ER" is certainly worth purchasing and making part of your personal library.