The Swiss Reformation

The Swiss Reformation
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ISBN-13:
9780719051180
Veröffentl:
2003
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2003
Seiten:
396
Autor:
Bruce Gordon
Gewicht:
497 g
Format:
216x140x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
The Swiss Reformation was a seminal event of the sixteenth century which created a Protestant culture whose influence spread across Europe from Transylvania to Scotland. Offers the first comprehensive study of the Swiss Reformation and argues that the movement must be understood in terms of the historical evolution of the Swiss Confederation, its unique and fluid structures, the legacy of the mercenary trade, the distinctive character of Swiss theology, the powerful influence of Renaissance humanism, and, most decisively, the roles played by the dominant figures, Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. Marked by astounding creative energy, incendiary preaching, burning political passions, peasant revolts, and breath-taking scholarship, as well as by painful divisions, civil war, executions and dashed hopes, the story of the Swiss Reformation is told with extensive use of primary sources. Explores the narrative of events before turning to consider themes such as the radical opposition, church and community, daily life in the Confederation, cultural achievements and the Swiss place in the wider European Reformation world.
In this comprehensive study of the Swiss Reformation, Gordon examines the event in the context of the history of the Swiss Federation. The Reformation is presented as a narrative of events followed by an examination of various key themes surrounding the event.
Table of contentsTable of mapsAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Peasants, priests and soldiers: The Swiss Confederation in the Late Middle Ages2. Zwingli and Zurich3. The spread of the Reformation4. War and disaster 1529-15345. Consolidation and turmoil 1534-15666. The radical challenge7. Church building8. Church and society9. International Zwinglianism10. Culture of the Swiss ReformationChronologyPrincipal figuresFurther readingIndex