The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700)

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1985 - Religion - 478 pages
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This penultimate volume in Pelikan's acclaimed history of Christian doctrine—winner with Volume 3 of the Medieval Academy's prestigious Haskins Medal—encompasses the Reformation and the developments that led to it.

"Only in America, and in this case from a Lutheran scholar, could we expect an examination so lacking in parti pris, a survey so perceptive, so free—and, one must say, the result of so much immense labor, so rewardingly presented."—John M. Todd, New York Times Book Review

"Never wasting a word or losing a plot line, Pelikan builds on an array of sources that few in our era have the linguistic skill, genius or ambition to master."—Martin E. Marty, America

"The use of both primary materials and secondary sources is impressive, and yet it is not too formidable for the intelligent layman."—William S. Barker, Eternity
 

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Pelikan's History of the Development of Doctrine is a magisterial five volume labour of love, and this, volume four, is no exception. Intricately woven narratives tracing, it must always be remembered ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
vii
Reformation Defined 1
1
DOCTRINAL PLURALISM IN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES
10
ONE HOLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC?
69
THE GOSPEL AS THE TREASURE OF THE CHURCH
127
THE WORD AND THE WILL OF GOD
183
THE DEFINITION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PARTICULARITY
245
CHALLENGES TO APOSTOLIC CONTINUITY
304
CONFESSIONAL DOGMATICS IN A DIVIDED CHRISTENDOM
332
Selected Secondary Works
386
Biblical
407
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Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.

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