Christianity in the West, 1400-1700
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Christianity in the West, 1400-1700

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A study not of the institution of the Church but of Christianity itself, this book explores the Christian people, their beliefs, and their way of life, providing a new understanding of Western Christianity at the time of the Reformation. Bossy begins with a systematic exposition of traditional or pre-Reformation Christianity, exploring the forces that tended to undermine it, the characteristics of the Protestant and Catholic regimes that superseded it, and the fall-out that resulted from its disintegration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 132.08 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0192891626
  • 9780192891624
  • 255,931

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Bossy's survey of late medieval religion is magisterial. He discusses theology and church law with consummate ease, has an acute appreciation of the liturgy, and convincingly depicts people freely practicing a faith they understood. * American Historical Review *show more

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