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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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Bringing God’s Word to the People

Bringing God’s Word to the People

Alex Adam October 13, 2017 0

David Lyle Jeffrey on Translating the Bible in the Reformation The extraordinary popular excitement produced by the first printed vernacular translations of the Bible can seem rather a distant imagination for us today. It

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Does Luther Matter?

Does Luther Matter?

Alex Adam October 13, 2017 0

Carl R. Trueman on the reformer’s legacy Does Luther matter? And if so, why? In this 500th-anniversary year of Luther’s 95 Theses against Indulgences, the spate of Luther biographies, conferences, and celebrations clearly indicates

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Art in a State of Siege

Art in a State of Siege

MRB September 28, 2017 0

Joseph Leo Koerner on Art and the Reformation We in the field of Northern Renaissance art have hardly finished celebrating one big anniversary, and another is already upon us. Five hundred years ago last

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