Reformation as Christianization

Essays on Scott Hendrix's Christinization Thesis
Spatmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation No. 66

Edited by Anna Maria Johnson & John A. Maxfield
June 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161517235
430 pages
$215.00 Hardcover

The Reformation historians Scott Hendrix took the view that the various Reformation movements had a major thing in common: They were all attempts to Christianize Europe in the sixteenth century on. While previous research has emphasized especially the theological differences and disputes among the reformers, Hendrix saw a fundamental cohesion of the common goal of Christianization. In this volume, nineteen Reformation historians say by wide-ranging aspects of the Reformation Research on Hendrix's thesis, applying their own research approaches to examine the usefulness of this Christianisierungs thesis. By the shape of late medieval reformation movements to Luther's desire for reform, changes in the lives of women and families, efforts, the concept of piety, new and confront the theological controversy during the late Middle Ages and the Reformation, a debate ignited by the utility the macro-history and significance of the Reformation as a period in European history.


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