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Bibil Identifier bibil:251111
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Heretics and Believers
Title (English, ) A History of the English Reformation
Author Marshall, Peter
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 50728
Place 23 (41) "15/16"
Publishing house Yale University Press
Place New Haven / London
ISBN 978-0-300-23458-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xix Pages
652 Pages
height in cm 21
Genre Original
Abstract Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall’s sweeping new history—the first major overview for general readers in a generation—argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of “reform” in various competing guises. King Henry VIII wanted an orderly, uniform Reformation, but his actions opened a Pandora’s Box from which pluralism and diversity flowed and rooted themselves in English life.
With sensitivity to individual experience as well as masterfully synthesizing historical and institutional developments, Marshall frames the perceptions and actions of people great and small, from monarchs and bishops to ordinary families and ecclesiastics, against a backdrop of profound change that altered the meanings of “religion” itself. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : England
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