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Contesting the Reformation

Contesting the Reformation

C. Scott Dixon

ISBN: 978-1-405-11326-7

Apr 2012

240 pages

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$38.95

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Contesting the Reformation provides a comprehensive survey of the most influential works in the field of Reformation studies from a comparative, cross-national, interdisciplinary perspective. 

  • Represents the only English-language single-authored synthetic study of Reformation historiography
  • Addresses both the English and the Continental debates on Reformation history
  • Provides a thematic approach which takes in the main trends in modern Reformation history
  • Draws on the most recent publications relating to Reformation studies
  • Considers the social, political, cultural, and intellectual implications of the Reformation and the associated literature

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List of Abbreviations vi

1 Introduction 1

2 Defining the Reformation 8

3 Religious Life 34

4 The Anatomy of Reform 71

5 Reformation Politics 103

6 The Social Dynamics 130

7 Confessional Cultures 163

Appendix: Did Luther Post the Ninety-Five Theses ? 205

Further Reading 208

Index 220

”If you need to rid yourself of this idea, a good place to start would be to read this book”.  (Journal Religious History, 20 June 2014)

“I have no doubt that it will find a well-deserved place on the reading lists of many an undergraduate introduction to the Reformation.  I will certainly be including it in mine.”  (Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1 April 2013)

“Overall, an excellent book.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-level undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 October 2012)

Reviewed in Times Higher Educational Supplement – 5 July 2012

“This book is an invaluable resource – both a reference for students and a quick crib for teachers caught short by reading-list deadlines.”  (Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 July 2012)