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Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700

Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch review Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF At a time when men and women were prepared to kill and be killed for their faith the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events Diarmaid MacCulloch's award winning history brilliantly re creates the r. At times this book seemed like the most magisterial and thoughtful work I d ever read on religion or early modern Europe MacCulloch s descriptions of the Catholic Church before Luther and of the monumental changes in life and society after Luther are clear and beautiful examples of the history of culture and of thought simply unparalleled in any work I ve read on the subjects The middle third of the book however is an impossibly confusing welter of names and datesFirst however the good MacCulloch does a great job rehabilitating the image of the church in the 1400s Far from being corrupt and in decline he shows how people across Europe were creating new forms of worship Catholic writers like Thomas Kempis in his Imitation of Christ claimed for the first time that laypeople could have direct access to Jesus s wisdom and even mimic his spirituality and they helped inspire the Devotio Moderne movement which allowed average citizens to become involved in church practices New gilds or confraternities like the Oratories of Divine Love first in Genoa in 1497 and then in Rome in 1517 allowed non priests to express their spirituality through care of the poor and sick in original ways Priests too began to try to reach out to their flock They took note of friars Franciscans and Dominicans success in preaching and started to buy and exchange handy primers on how to sermonize They tried to become than mere illiterate ciphers from Rome but real counselors to their parish Luther in this version was just one offshoot of this combined professionalizing and paradoxically democratizing tendency As MacCulloch shows his great break with Rome over his belief of justification by faith alone was really just a cribbing from the 4th century bishop Augustine of Hippo who was also inspiring other Catholic writers of the time like Dean Colet of London The church s harsh reaction to Luther and his doctrine therefore inspired the Reformation than Luther s ideas did It then became a battle over Augustine s celebration of discipline to the holy church versus Augustine s celebration of sole fide As one writer remarked the Reformation was after all just an extended battle inside the mind of AugustineMacCulloch demonstrates how these misunderstandings and some geopolitics turned a possibly innocuous moment into a revolution but as he explains how this revolution played out he gets lost in explaining every minor prince duke bishop or earl who said or did anything about religion over 100 odd years of European history They are then all mashed together with a bewildering series of cross references Returning to the social effects of the Reformation however the book becomes sure footed The fascinating debate over the celibacy of the clergy and how Protestant s reactions against it both ended up celebrating the family and denigrating the medieval ease with the body is well told The displacement of Mary in Protestant iconography with the biblical patriarch Abraham is one clear example of a new emphasis on male prerogative and of celebrating aged wisdom over physical presence A similar example was the new found love of beards among Protestant ministers A myriad of other facts help explain how how life large and small was changed by this crucial period in religious historySo this book will tell you a wealth of interesting things bout Europe and religion but you might do best to just skip out the middle part

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Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch review Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Rands of the Reformation and Counter Reformation and ranging widely across Europe and the New World MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives overturning ideas of love sex death and the supernatural and shaping the modern a. Magisterial MacCulloch s scholarship is formidable It took me a month to read and yet I never felt the urge to put it away He gives in depth coverage to areas I ve read little about despite having read a lot of books about the Reformation One example I remember is a solid review of the Reformation in the Netherlands It is not an easy read but it is a worthwhile one

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Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch review Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Eligious battles of priests monarchs scholars and politicians from the zealous Martin Luther and his  Ninety Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip IIDrawing together the many st. The story of the Reformation is long and complex and so are many of MacCulloch s sentences but never mind This is a rich and full account of the Reformation in which the motivations of faith and feeling power and practicality are woven fine the players in the drama are presented as whole people and the meaning of this chapter of Western cultural history is modeled in the round Rakow and Torda are meaningfully placed in it as are Calvin s two foils Michael Servetus and Marguerite de Navarre The effort of concentration sometimes demanded is relieved by memorable and meaningful stories and richly rewarded in the endMacCulloch gave me a better understanding and appreciation of two figures active in Italy during the Reformation Juan de Valdes and Reginald Pole Valdes developed a circle of friends and admirers wealthy or talented or both who shared his passion for humanist learning and his deep commitment to promoting a vital engaged Christian faith It included Bernardo Ochino Peter Martyr Vittoria Colonna Giulia Gonzaga Gasparo Contarini and Pole Pole a cousin of Henry VIII with a better claim to the English throne was in Italy because he sided with the king s wife Catherine of Aragon and was exiled Divergent themes naturally emerged from such a creative and articulate group yet central was a renewed emphasis on the grace which God sent through faith together with a consistent urge to reveal the Holy Spirit as the force conveying this grace so that associates of the movement were soon characterized as Spirituali Valdes believed that some favoured children of God would be led to ever deeper union with Christ and the Scriptures might not be the only or the chief illumination on the way He died in 1541 the next year the Roman Inuisition was created and many in his circle fled Italy to influence the Reformation in Switzerland southern Germany and eastern Europe Pole remained in Italy and was a papal legate to the Council of Trent When the death of Pope Paul III offered an opportunity to turn the tide of authoritarianism in the Roman Church Pole was one of the favourite candidates to succeed him a tribute to the continuing respect in which he was held There were many diverse hopes invested in him too many and too diverse for his own good Even the dying Paul III had recommended him The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V approved of him because he had championed Charles s aunt Catherine of Aragon because he was of royal blood and because he was not Italian Pole s upbringing linked him to the high minded tidy minded clergy and their royal admirers who had made early Tudor England one of the best run parts of Christendom His cosmopolitan education made him a humanist scholar at the centre of a cultured international circle worthy of Erasmus His patronage and friendship had attracted some of the most creative minds of southern Europe and he was generally recognized as one of the most thoughtful churchmen of his day Perhaps only Marguerite de Navarre could rival him as a magnet for reformers who wished to remain true to the old Church Yet Pole failed the proceedings became drawn out it was one of the longest conclaves in papal history and Pole did not have the stomach for a face to face fight in such atmospheres of bitterness Once he drew back from the brink instead of seizing the hour and the last chance passed away for a Reformation such as Erasmus had sought Who knewIn portraits like these are food for thought about today s leaders and the import of their choices And of yours


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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch At times this book seemed like the most magisterial and thoughtful work I'd ever read on religion or early modern Europe MacCulloch's descriptions of the Catholic Church before Luther and of the monumental changes in life and society after Luther are clear and beautiful examples of the history of culture and of thought simply unparalleled in any work I've read on the subjects The middle third of the book howe

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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch 500 years after the Reformation Diarmaid MacCulloch examines how the announcement of a university seminar in Germany led to the division of Europe He examines the ideas of Martin Luther where they came from and why they proved so revolutionary tracing their development and influence and reflecting on what they

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    Free read Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch Diarmaid MacCulloch Ë 8 review This is simply put the best popular history book I've ever read The subject is the Reformation but MacCulloch goes far beyond the traditional Luther to Westphalia timeline using the first few chapters to flesh out the world of Latin Christianity as it existed during the century or so before Luther arrived on the scene Geographically the book

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    Free read Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch Diarmaid MacCulloch Ë 8 review This was excellent readable smooth as comprehensive and unbiased as one can hope for I now understand a whole lot of thing

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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch The story of the Reformation is long and complex and so are many of MacCulloch's sentences but never mind This is a rich and full account of the Reformation in which the motivations of faith and feeling power and practicality are wo

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    Free read Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 Diarmaid MacCulloch Ë 8 review Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch Comprehensive but dry

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    Diarmaid MacCulloch Ë 8 review Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch Confronted with the challenge of writing about an era too well known Lytton Strachey advised how the explorer of the past would proceed “He will row out over the great ocean of material and lower down into it here and there a little bucket which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen from the far depths to be examined with a careful curiosity” This magisterial history of the Reforma

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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch Free read Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 Magisterial MacCulloch's scholarship is formidable It took me a month to read and yet I never felt the urge to put it away He gives in depth coverage to areas I've read little about despite having read a lot of books about the Reformation One example I remember is a solid review of the Reformation in the Netherlands It is not an easy read but

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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Diarmaid MacCulloch Lengthy and somewhat informed I'm no expert on the Reformation hence my reading of the book but I have read around in theology and hi

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    Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700 (Free E–pub) ¿ Diarmaid MacCulloch I picked this up because I knew almost nothing about the Reformation and I felt like I should at least have the basic history straight for events which were so vital to the shaping of the modern worldAnd it mostly covered me for that He did an excellent job of putting you inside the very alien worldviews and socio cultural arrangements of the time and illustrating just how revolutionary and sudden a change the Reformation really w

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