The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Peter Marshall

By Peter Marshall

The Reformation was once a seismic occasion in ecu background, one that left an indelible mark at the glossy international. during this Very brief advent, Peter Marshall illuminates the reasons and outcomes of this pivotal circulation in western Christianity. The Reformation started as an issue approximately what Christians had to do to be stored, yet speedily engulfed society in a sequence of basic adjustments.

This ebook presents a full of life and up to date consultant that explains doctrinal debates in a transparent and non-technical means, but additionally explores the consequences the Reformation had on politics, society, artwork, and minorities. Marshall argues that the Reformation was once now not a completely ecu phenomenon, yet that different types of religion exported from Europe remodeled Christianity right into a actually international faith. The advanced legacy of the Reformation can also be assessed. Its non secular fervor produced outstanding tales of sanctity and heroism, and a few awesome inventive achievements. yet violence, holy conflict, and martyrdom have been both its items. A paradox of the Reformation--that it intensified intolerance whereas setting up pluralism--is one we nonetheless combat with this day.

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