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In 1517, Martin Luther's legendary Ninety-five Theses set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally altered European history. The resulting Reformation of the sixteenth century proved to be one of the most important and far-reaching phenomena of an era marked by dramatic religious and social upheaval. A critical chapter in the history of Christian thought, the movement provoked political, social, and cultural transformations that profoundly changed the Western world. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the first major reference to cover the immense subject of the Reformation in its entirety. Setting the issues of theology and ecclesiology within the broader context of the social and intellectual history of the time, it is the most authoritative reference available on early modern European society as a whole. The Encyclopedia is a unique compendium of contemporary scholarship focusing on the complete range of religious and social changes wrought by the Reformation-- including not only issues of church polity and theology but also related developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature. It is an unparalleled source of information on the personalities and events of the era, with broad coverage ranging from biographies to extensive treatments of topics such as Lutheranism, women, law, the Augsburg Confession, music, the Holy Roman Empire, peasants, the Bible, persecution, and literacy. Offering exhaustive interdisciplinary and international coverage of all aspects of the Reformation, this is the ultimate reference on the subject. Transcending the bounds of denominational encyclopedias and dictionaries of Reformation history currently available, it offers the only comprehensive picture of western Europe and the British Isles, along with southern Europe, Scandinavia, and east-central Europe in the early modern period. It is the first source scholars, students, and general readers in any discipline will reach for when studying the Reformation.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation: 4-Volume Set by Hans J. Hillerbrand has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 03/01/1996
Library Journal - 05/15/1996 page 54
LJ Best Reference Sources - 01/01/1997 page 39
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1996 page 17
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 46
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 41
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.7" Width: 9.63" Height: 7.22" Weight: 14.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 1996
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195064933 ISBN13 9780195064933
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More About Hans J. Hillerbrand
Hans J. Hillerbrand is Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, Duke University, North Carolina. He specializes in the Reformation and the history of modern Christianity. He has written or edited some eleven books, including the standard work The Protestant Reformation (1968), and some forty articles. He served as editor-in-chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation (1996), which won the Roland H. Bainton Prize for reference works, and The Encyclopedia of Protestantism (2003). In 2000 he became president of the American Society of Church History.
Hans J. Hillerbrand has an academic affiliation as follows - Duke University.