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This volume provides a one-volume account of the Waldenses and examination of the concept of Waldensianism from the late 12th century to the Reformation. The Waldenses is the name given to a wide variety of forms of religious dissidence and self-expression since the time of its supposed founder, the Lyonnais merchant Waldo or Valdes, in the late 12th century. The result of the extremely long survival of the different strands of this movement is that writing on this subject has tended to assume a continuity throughout the periods and neglected some of the aspects of the movement that did not survive. This book draws on primary sources to consider each of the manifestations of the movement in turn and to determine its religious, social and political character. It examines connections in space and time as shown in the correspondence and interchange between the different groups of Waldenses; it considers whether or not certain groups such as the Czech Pikarts or the devil-worshippers of Arras, should to be called Waldenses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.25" Height: 1.23" Weight: 1.38 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2001
ISBN 063115339X ISBN13 9780631153399
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More About Euan Cameron
Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is author of The European Reformation (1991) and editor of Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History (1999) and has published a number of journal articles on heresy and the Reformation. His first book on Waldensian heresy, The Reformation of the Heretics, was published in 1984.
Euan Cameron has an academic affiliation as follows - Union Theological Seminary, New York Columbia University Columbia Univ.
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An informative book for both scholars and laypersons May 31, 2002
Euan Cameron has written a very informed history of the Waldensian dissent, using a lot of prime source material in such a way that it is for scholar and lay persons interested in church history a delight to read. It is well written and makes delightful reading. It is anything but a dry summary of facts. Both from the perspective of faith and history, this is a good book. It gives good unbiased information about a very interesting group of people at a turbulent time in church history. I highly do recommend it.