Cutting-edge research from world-class authorities on theology and social and cultural history. Articles cover the entire range from Bohemian and Lutheran to Reformed, English, and Radical Reformations. There are seminal pieces on Pietism, printing, education, liturgy, the courts, the nature of spiritual experience, the body. . . . 672 pages, hardcover.
This is the first Handbook of the Reformations to include global Protestantism, and the most comprehensive Handbook on the development of Protestant practices which has been published so far. The volume brings together international scholars in the fields of theology, intellectual thought, and social and cultural history. Contributions focus on key themes, such as Martin Luther or the Swiss reformations, offering an up-to-date perspective on current scholarly debates, but they also address many new themes at the cutting edge of scholarship, with particularly emphasis on the history of emotions, the history of knowledge, and global history.
This new approach opens up fresh perspectives onto important questions: how did Protestant ways of conceiving the divine shape everyday life, ideas of the feminine or masculine, commercial practices, politics, notions of temporality, or violence? The aim of this Handbook is to bring to life the vitality of Reformation ideas. In these ways, the Handbook stresses that the Protestant Reformations in all their variety, and with their important "radical" wings, must be understood as one of the lasting long-term historical transformations which changed Europe and, subsequently, significant parts of the world.
Ulinka Rublack is a Professor at the University of Cambridge and has published widely on early modern European history as well as approaches to history. She has edited, most recently, The Oxford Concise Companion to History (2011). Her books include The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother (2015); Reformation Europe (2005); The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany (1999); and Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe (2010), which won the Roland H. Bainton Prize.
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