Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Great Restoration: The Religious Radicals of the 16th and 17th Centuries [Paperback]

By Meic Pearse (Author)
Our Price $ 18.89  
Retail Value $ 26.99  
You Save $ 8.10  (30%)  
Item Number 61777  
Buy New $18.89
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Great Restoration: The Religious Radicals of the 16th and 17th Centuries by Meic Pearse...

During the 16th and 17th centuries various radical groups emerged which sought to break the medieval ties of church and state and restore the vision of the early church. This book gives a witty and lucid examination of the origins and development of these movements, which have been decisive in shaping the modern West including today's secular society.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Paternoster
Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2004
ISBN  085364800X  
ISBN13  9780853648000  

Availability  0 units.

More About Meic Pearse

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Meic Pearse is the author of Why the Rest Hates the West, one of the most talked-about books of 2004-2005. Originally from Britain, Pearse earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. Currently living in the United States and Croatia, Pearse is assistant professor of history at Houghton College, New York. ABOUT THE EDITORS John D. Woodbridge is research professor of church history and the history of Christian thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. David F. Wright is professor of patristic and Reformed Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Tim Dowley has written and edited many books, including The Lion Handbook to the History of Christianity. He lives in Covent Garden, London.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History

Christian Product Categories
Books > Theology > Theology & Doctrine > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Great Restoration: The Religious Radicals of the 16th and 17th Centuries?

What are you waiting for? Buy it!  Sep 25, 2004
At the risk of overstatement, this is the best book I have read in quite some while. Meic Peirse offers a panoramic survey of (protestant inspired) religious radicalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Part one surveys the continental scene including figures such as the radical Lutheran Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, what Peirse labels `evangelical Anabaptists' such as Melchior Hoffmann and Menno Simmons, the communist groups like the Hutterites through to the infamous Münster debacle. In the second part of the book Peirse crosses the channel to focus on English radicalism in the 17th century focusses first on the rise of conventicles and ecclesiologically separtist congregations and the rise of both the Particular and General Baptists. Time and again Pierse shows that it was the issue of the Lord's Supper and Infant Baptism that motivated previously loyal Anglicans and to separatism and how the spectre of Münster's Anabaptism hindered the radical's early history. After surveying the more orthodox movements Peirse surveys the more libertine movements such as the Familists, Quakers and Seekers and other miscellaneous groups such as the Grindletonians and Diggers. Finally, Peirse offer a brief history of radical emigrants to America.

Overall, this book is highly recommended especially for all students of Church history or theology and to those who adhere to religious groups for which these radicals are antecedents. The book, while a serious academic (although readable) introduction, is peppered with witty asides. Given this willingness to add personal asides I found the conclusion a little disappointing. I would have liked to see a summary of what we can learn from these often inspiring movement(s) and how this impacts on our contemporary ecclesiologies and Church-State relationships. This notwithstanding this is a book that is definitely recommended.

Write your own review about Great Restoration: The Religious Radicals of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Great Restoration: The Religious Radicals of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy