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The World the Reformation Made?

The World the Reformation Made?

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

Joel F. Harrington on the modern world and the meaning of the Reformation In 1976, the novelist Kingsley Amis imagined a modern world in which the Protestant Reformation had never occurred. In his counterfactual

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Revolutionary Reading? The Bible of the Reformers

Revolutionary Reading? The Bible of the Reformers

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

Relearning Where to Stand In the year 1600, there were only a handful of known heliocentrists. Galileo, of course, would do a great deal to change this, making heliocentrism a cause célèbre in the

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Separating the Two Swords

Separating the Two Swords

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Sarah Mortimer on the Reformation and political thought The theological revolution begun by Martin Luther in 1517 not only challenged the authority of the Catholic Church, it also overturned contemporary ideas about politics and government.

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Reading the Bible with Authority

Reading the Bible with Authority

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Bruce Gordon on the problem of who says? Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the Reformation was how it made the Bible available in the languages of lay people, an achievement iconically represented by Luther’s

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Edom Divided: Jews and the Reformation

Edom Divided: Jews and the Reformation

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Lars Fischer on Jewish views of the Reformation and Christian anti-Judaism “The Reformation” is really an umbrella term that covers a whole range of partly distinct, partly overlapping reformations that emerged and unfolded (even

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Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

G. Sujin Pak on the significance of theology for the Protestant reformers Martin Luther’s reformation was theological through and through. At its very heart were questions of theology. To claim this is not to

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The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

Alex Adam October 26, 2017 0

Samuel Loncar on the intellectual revolution of the modern age The Protestant Reformation, like any historical event, is a construction of memory. Memory, in turn, shapes identity. We are what we remember, but more

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Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

MRB September 14, 2017 0

Sarah E. Rollens reviews At the Temple Gates by Heidi Wendt In her new book At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire, Heidi Wendt examines sociology of religion

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Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

MRB August 28, 2017 0

Liana Chua Reviews Nathaniel Roberts’ To Be Cared For Recently, a certain meme made the rounds on my (admittedly anthropologist-heavy) social media feed. The meme features a photo of the pioneering anthropologist Ruth Benedict,

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A Star in the East: Chinese Theology

A Star in the East: Chinese Theology

Kristian Petersen April 27, 2017 0

First Impressions #103: Chloë Starr on Chinese Theology While Christianity has had a long history in China, only in the past century has Chinese Theology taken shape. Kristian Petersen talks with Chloë Starr, Associate Professor

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