Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation

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Scarecrow Press, 2000 - Religion - 265 pages
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The events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, now called the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, changed forever the religious and political history of the West. This Historical Dictionary provides a one-volume, balanced alternative to the overwhelming amounts of literature on the events of the time and the theological and political debates that spawned those events. The introduction provides a broad historical overview, while the dictionary entries present the crucial persons, places, events, documents, and concepts of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. With a chronology and a bibliography, this volume will be invaluable both to the novice student of the Reformation and as a ready reference for the more experienced scholar.

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Hans J. Hillerbrand received his doctorate in Germany, though he has spent most of his career in the United States, most recently as the chair of the Department of Religion at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has published many articles and books on the Reformation, and was the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Dr. Hillerbrand is president of the American Academy of Religion and the American Society of Church History, and a former president of the American Society for Reformation Research.

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