Religion and the Secular

However, this is not a translation from religio but in both cases from “legem Machometi”, which I believe would now be ... Past and Present 95: 3–18. Bossy, John. 1985. Christianity in the West 14001700. Oxford: OPUS. Bourdieu, Pierre.


Author: Timothy Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317491002

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Religion has dominated colonialism since the 16th century. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers. Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa and Canada - and colonizing powers, namely England, Germany and the United States. The volume offers a historical and ethnographical analysis of the relationship between the sacred and the secular, examining religion in relation to politics, economics and civil power.

Reforming Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor

165–6. Pelikan, Christian tradition, IV. 341. Monumenta historica Societatis Iesu, Monumenta Ignatiana, 1sts: Epistolae et ... John Bossy, Christianity in the West, 14001700, OPUS (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985), pp.


Author: Ronald Truman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351905749

Category: History

Page: 255

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In the history of the attempted restoration of Roman Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor, the contribution of her husband Philip and his Spanish entourage has been largely ignored. This book highlights one of the most prominent of Philip's religious advisers, the friar Bartolomé Carranza. A leading Dominican, Carranza served the emperor Charles V, whom he represented at the earlier sessions of the Council of Trent, and then Philip II of Spain, who brought him to England. Even before Mary's death, Fray Bartolomé left for the Low Countries, and then returned to Spain, where, as archbishop of Toledo, he was arrested for 'heresy' by the Spanish Inquisition. His trial, first in Spain and then in Rome, lasted from 1559 until shortly before his death, partially rehabilitated, in Rome in 1576. The book contains papers on the activity and intellectual character of the English Church under Mary, on Carranza's eventful life, particularly his activity in England, and on his often close collaboration with his friend Cardinal Reginald Pole, set in the wider context of sixteenth-century Catholicism. Attention is also drawn both to Carranza's perhaps surprising subsequent fame and influence in the Spanish Church, and to the common ground which, despite obvious differences and subsequent divisions, did indeed exist between reformers in Spain and England.

Beyond Secular Order

Instead there is, for humans, an immediate – though not entirely reliable – intuitive knowledge of particulars, ... John Bossy's seminal remarks in Christianity in the West 14001700 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975), ...


Author: John Milbank

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118825297

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Beyond Secular Order is the first of a two-volume work that expands upon renowned theologian John Milbank’s innovative attempt to understand both theology and modern thought begun in his previously published classic text Theology and Social Theory. Continues Milbank’s innovative attempt to understand both theology and modern thought begun in Theology and Social Theory – considered a classic work in the development of systematic theology Authored by one of the world’s most influential and highly regarded contemporary theologians Draws on a sweep of ideas and thinkers to argue that modern secularism is a form of Christian heresy that developed from the Middle Ages and can only be overcome by a renewed account of Christendom Shows how this heresy can be transformed into a richer blend of religion, modernity and politics Reveals how there is a fundamental homology between modern ideas about ontology and knowledge and modern ideas about political action, expressed in both theory and practice

Popular Culture and Popular Protest in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Harold E. Wethey, The paintings of Titian (3 vols Phaidon, London, 1971), vol. II, plates 141, 142, 145, 146; Wiley, ... John Bossy, Christianity in the West 1400-1700 (Opus paperback, Oxford University Press, 1985), pp. 4-5. 34.


Author: Michael Mullett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000424430

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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This book, first published in 1987, looks at the culture of the masses and at the political language and actions of the crowd. It examines the enduring traits of a European demotic culture that was largely non-literate, and it then goes on to show how the political outlook of the lower classes arose from the moral attitudes contained in their culture, a culture that was deeply suffused by Christianity. Unlike upper-class culture, popular culture is resistant to change and has to be studied over a long period – in this case the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Because its themes – popular social values, riot and revolt – are pervasive over both time and space, the book’s geographical coverage is extensive, taking in most of western and central Europe.

Ancient and Modern Scriptural Historiography

John Bossy , in his highly significant Christianity in the West , 1400-170021 , suggested that even the very term “ religion ” would have meant very different things in 1400 than it did in 1700. He argues that in 1400 religion was about ...


Author: George J. Brooke

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131768132

Category: History

Page: 371

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This collection of nineteen essays is the fruit of ongoing collaboration in Biblical Studies between the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Manchester and Sheffield. The essays are arranged under three headings (General Studies; Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism; and New Testament, Early Christianity and their Contexts) but share many overlapping interests. In particular, the studies show intriguingly that the concerns of ancient historians are both similar to and different from those of modern historians. Several contributions also demonstrate that the historical value of ancient texts can only become apparent if they are set alongside suitable co-texts, whether from Mesopotamia, from Greek and Roman writings, or from other sources. In addition it is clear in some of the contributions that the interplay between authors and readers is no less significant in history writing than in the production of other genres. Overall the set of essays shows forcefully that history writing, in antiquity as today, is principally about the meaning of the past for the present, only secondarily about the past for its own sake.

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Christianity in the West , 1400-1700 . ( Opus ) 189p $ 18.95 ; pa $ 6.95 1985 Oxford Univ . Press 274 1. Church history - 600-1500 , Middle Ages 2. Reformation 3. Christian life ISBN 0-19-219174-8 ; 0-19-289162-6 ( pa ) LC 84-20714 This ...




ISBN: UOM:39015078261818

Category: Bibliography


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George Herbert and the Mystery of the Word

Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty. Trans. Adam Kotsko. Stanford, CA: Stanford University ... Connotations 4(3): 266–279. Beale, G.K., and Benjamin L. Gladd. 2014. ... Christianity in the West 14001700. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Author: Gary Kuchar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319440453

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book presents a historically and critically nuanced study of George Herbert's biblical poetics. Situating Herbert's work in the context of shifting ideas of biblical mystery, Gary Kuchar shows how Herbert negotiated two competing impulses within post-reformation thought—two contrary aspects of reformation spirituality as he inherited it: the impulse to certainty, assurance, and security and the impulse to mystery, wonder, and wise ignorance. Through subtle and richly contextualized readings, Kuchar places Herbert within a trans-historical tradition of biblical interpretation while also locating him firmly within the context of the early Stuart church. The result is a wide ranging book that is sure to be of interest to students and scholars across several different fields, including seventeenth-century studies, poetry and the bible, and literature and theology.

King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther

59 The Tomicki–Erasmus correspondence is found in Erasmus, Opus Epistolarum, ed. P. S. Allen, vols. ... 63 John Bossy, Christianity in the West, 14001700 (Oxford, 1985), p. 171. 64 Bossy, Christianity in the West, pp.


Author: Natalia Nowakowska

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192542922

Category: History

Page: 288

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The first major study of the early Reformation and the Polish monarchy for over a century, this volume asks why Crown and church in the reign of King Sigismund I (1506-1548) did not persecute Lutherans. It offers a new narrative of Luther's dramatic impact on this monarchy — which saw violent urban Reformations and the creation of Christendom's first Lutheran principality by 1525 — placing these events in their comparative European context. King Sigismund's realm appears to offer a major example of sixteenth-century religious toleration: the king tacitly allowed his Hanseatic ports to enact local Reformations, enjoyed excellent relations with his Lutheran vassal duke in Prussia, allied with pro-Luther princes across Europe, and declined to enforce his own heresy edicts. Polish church courts allowed dozens of suspected Lutherans to walk free. Examining these episodes in turn, this study does not treat toleration purely as the product of political calculation or pragmatism. Instead, through close analysis of language, it reconstructs the underlying cultural beliefs about religion and church (ecclesiology) held by the king, bishops, courtiers, literati, and clergy — asking what, at heart, did these elites understood 'Lutheranism' and 'catholicism' to be? It argues that the ruling elites of the Polish monarchy did not persecute Lutheranism because they did not perceive it as a dangerous Other — but as a variant form of catholic Christianity within an already variegated late medieval church, where social unity was much more important than doctrinal differences between Christians. Building on John Bossy and borrowing from J.G.A. Pocock, it proposes a broader hypothesis on the Reformation as a shift in the languages and concept of orthodoxy.

Superstition and Magic in Early Modern Europe A Reader

Anglo, S. (1977a) 'Evident authority and authoritative evidence: the Malleus Maleftcarum', in Anglo (1977b): 1–31. ——— ed. (1977b) The Damned Art: Essays in ... Bossy, J. (1985) Christianity in the West 14001700 (Oxford and New York).


Author: Helen L. Parish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441100320

Category: History

Page: 352

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Superstition and Magic in Early Modern Europe brings together a rich selection of essays which represent the most important historical research on religion, magic and superstition in early modern Europe. Each essay makes a significant contribution to the history of magic and religion in its own right, while together they demonstrate how debates over the topic have evolved over time, providing invaluable intellectual, historical, and socio-political context for readers approaching the subject for the first time. The essays are organised around five key themes and areas of controversy. Part One tackles superstition; Part Two, the tension between miracles and magic; Part Three, ghosts and apparitions; Part Four, witchcraft and witch trials; and Part Five, the gradual disintegration of the 'magical universe' in the face of scientific, religious and practical opposition. Each part is prefaced by an introduction that provides an outline of the historiography and engages with recent scholarship and debate, setting the context for the essays that follow and providing a foundation for further study. This collection is an invaluable toolkit for students of early modern Europe, providing both a focused overview and a springboard for broader thinking about the underlying continuities and discontinuities that make the study of magic and superstition a perennially fascinating topic.

Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance

Edmund Leites (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 214–31; idem, Christianity in the West, 14001700 (Oxford: Clarendon, ... 81r–83r, but note that this chapter is misfoliated; Soliloquio y Carta desde Trento, 194–96. 79.


Author: Lu Ann Homza


ISBN: 9780801862434

Category: History

Page: 312

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The traditional view of the Spanish Renaissance is of a battle of opposites - humanists against scholastics, and followers of Erasmus in discord with conservative Catholics. In this work, Lu Ann Homza aims to offer a more subtle paradigm, recovering profound nuances in Spanish intellectual and religious history. Through analyses of Inquisition trials, biblical translations, treatises on witchcraft and tracts on the episcopate and penance, Homza illuminates the intellectual autonomy and energy of Spain's ecclesiastics.