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The Early Reformation on the Continent

Owen Chadwick


This study offers a fresh look at the formative years of the Reformation in Europe, centred on Germany and Switzerland in the 1520s and 30s, and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Eschewing a traditional narrative, the material is arranged thematically, allowing each topic to be placed in a broad perspective. Recent work on such leading figures as Erasmus, Martin Luther, and Philip Melanchthon is integrated into this context, which also pays due attention to social and political factors. A thematic emphasis allows a balanced picture of the changes that reforming communities sought t ... More

Keywords: anabaptism, atheism, church order, clergy, Desiderii, Erasmus, Germany, history, Martin Luther, Protestant, Reformation, religious scholarship, religious toleration, resistance theory, Switzerland, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269021
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen Chadwick, author
Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge
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