Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents
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Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents

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ISBN-13:
9780674046122
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2010
Seiten:
346
Autor:
James Simpson
Gewicht:
395 g
Format:
204x133x24 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction 1. Two Hundred Years of Biblical Violence 2. Good Bible News 3. Salvation, Reading, and Textual Hatred 4. The Literal Sense and Predestination 5. Bible Reading, Persecution, and Paranoia 6. History as Error 7. Thomas More and Textual Trust 8. The Tragic Scene of Early Modern Reading Abbreviations Notes Index
Fundamentalist reading can stir passions and provoke violence that changes the world. This book reminds us of the sources, and profound consequences, of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century. It focuses on a critical moment in early modern England, specifically the cultural transformation that allowed common folk to read the Bible.