The Reformation Experience Paperback
Life in the Turbulent 16th Century
by Eric Ives;
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The Reformation Experience
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This new book by Professor Eric Ives take a new approach and shows how the Reformation came to the individual Christian and what it meant. Ives analyses whether (and why) Reformation teaching was accepted or not, and looks at how it changed lives - with particular reference to the parish church, belief and commitment.
The author focuses largely on Britain but does not ignore European experience, and in the second part of the book looks at questions such as: why was there a reformation? How did it happen? What did it achieve? and does it matter?
The Reformation Experience by Eric Ives was published by Lion Hudson in June 2012 and is our 26475th best seller. The ISBN for The Reformation Experience is 9780745952772.
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The Reformation ExperienceDiane Morrison, via The Good Book Stall
An engrossing account of the Reformation, debunking the idea that it was all brought about by Martin Luther’s enlightenment in Europe and Henry VIII’s marital woes in England. Eric Ives explains how an accurate vernacular translation of the Scriptures led to widespread debate about faith and good works, indulgences, predestination and the nature of the Eucharist – and was fought every step of the way by the established church. Beginning with a description of the pre-Reformation status quo, we are shown the unfolding panorama of Christian belief against a backdrop of politics, power-broking, coercion and mixed motives. The influence of Henry and his wives and how the ‘fault line’ between Protestant and Roman Catholic thought came about is explored, along with the deadly denominational ping-pong that occurred as first one and then another of his children assumed the throne. The penalty for having the wrong convictions at the wrong time was, of course, death by burning, and we owe much of our present-day freedom of conscience to the courage of martyrs. Thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the making of history and how it still shapes us hundreds of years later.
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Details for The Reformation Experience
|Page last updated||30th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Eric Ives|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (June 2012)|
|Number of Pages||322|