The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology

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David Bagchi, David C. Steinmetz
Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2004 - History - 289 pages
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The European Reformation of the sixteenth century was one of the most formative periods in the history of Christian thought and remains one of the most fascinating events in Western history. The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology provides a comprehensive guide to the theology and theologians of the Reformation period. Each of the eighteen chapters is written by a leading authority in the field and provides an up-to-date account and analysis of the thought associated with a particular figure or movement. There are chapters focusing on lesser reformers such as Martin Bucer, and on the Catholic and Radical Reformations, as well as the major Protestant reformers. A detailed bibliography and comprehensive index allows comparison of the treatment of specific themes by different figures. This authoritative and accessible guide will appeal to students of history and literature as well as specialist theologians.
  

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Great introduction to the theology of the reformation. Not a history of the reformation; it deals specifically with theology. Best used as a resource or after a person already has a working knowlege of the reformation in general. Read full review

Contents

the scope of Reformation theology
1
Late medieval theology
5
Lollardy
15
Hussite theology and the law of God
22
The theology of Erasmus
28
Luther
39
Melanchthon
57
Confessional Lutheran theology
68
John Calvin and later Calvinism the identity of the Reformed tradition
130
The theology of Thomas Cranmer
150
The theology of the English reformers
161
The Scottish Reformation theology and theologians
174
An introduction to Anabaptist theology
194
Catholic theologians of the Reformation period before Trent
220
The Council of Trent
233
directions of further research
248

The theology of Zwingli
80
Bucer
100
The theology of John Calvin
113

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About the author (2004)

David Bagchi is Lecturer in the History of Christian Thought, Department of Theology, University of Hull. He is the author of Luther's Earliest Opponents (1991).

David C. Steinmetz is the Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School, Duke University. His major publications include Misericordia Dei: The Theology of Johannes von Staupitz in its Late Medieval Setting (1968); Reformers in the Wings (1981); Staupitz and Luther (1980); Luther in Context (1986); Memory and Mission (1988); and The Bible in the Sixteenth Century (1990).

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