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This s simply put the best popular history book I ve ever read The subject Antologia de Contos Fantásticos is the Reformation but MacCulloch goes far beyond the traditional Luther to Westphalia timeline using the first few chapters to flesh out the world of Latin Christianity ast existed during the century or so before Luther arrived on the scene Geographically the book also extends well beyond the borders of what we often view to be the main sphere of the Reformation Germany France and England to explore how the same forces for reform and spiritual experimentation were alive Dark Ruby Dark Sapphire in Italy Spain and other countries usually seen as solidly and stolidly orthodox Catholic The lands east north and south of Germanyncluding Transylvania Bohemia the Balkans and Scandinavia are also given a much detailed examination than usualNor In Search of Bisco is this at all accidental MacCullochs clearly determined to eliminate what he sees as blank spots and misinterpretations The Arabic Alphabet in the popular conception of what the Reformation was and howt came to be The role of such famous characters as Erasmus and Loyola Bethlen Gabor and Archbishop Laud are reexamined and pains are taken to give those who are often dismissed as bit characters or historical peculiarities Zwingli for example who Here We Are is so often overshadowed by the well known Calvin are given back their true significance The books thick with detail Unexpected Findings if theres a flaw to t t s that some readers may well be exhausted by the book but In the Mix (The GEG, it s all put together so skillfully that most readers will I think end up working their way through the whole massive tomen record timeDespite all this detail within the main text MacCulloch sets aside a few chapters at the end to deal with specific uestions gender roles and sexuality for example n a specific manner These are excellent resources and ones which would have been difficult to nclude Folk Hats in the main text without either having to dilute them considerablyn order to fit with the chronological narrative of the rest of the book or breaking up the flowAll First Steps Painting Watercolors in all an excellent piece of work Considerably bettern my opinion than his nevertheless uite good History of Christianity which suffers from the sheer vastness of the subject set Popular Woodworking Pocket Shop Reference into a single volume The Reformation on the other hand shows what MacCulloch can do with a rich but temporally limited subject and the results a thing of beauty Comprehensive but dry Lengthy and somewhat Dyeing to Spin Knit: Techniques Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns informed I m no expert on the Reformation hence my reading of the book but I have read aroundn theology and history Social BackdropMacCulloch provides extensive social and civic background to the Reformation that s nvaluable He draws a confluence of courses all converging upon this varied yet singular event As a social history t s superb He also very wonderfully shows how prior to The Reformation there were thousands of tiny little reformations Monks priests friars nuns bishops lords barons princes kings and so on all of whom formed so many various organizations and Follow Your Dreams institutions of reformn their own ways that t s difficult to study The Reformation without them In narrating this account MacCulloch has done us all an excellent service For Maigret and the Wine Merchant instance Luther was not the only one disgusted with the sale ofndulgences There was therefore a ready audience for anyone who cared to speak out against what was happening Explaining the social and civil workings of the Reformation has got to be MacCulloch s strongest suit The book Knit Together is chocked full with social details and facts In factt can become overwhelming going back and forth between minute details all over Europe One may even say that this book represents MacCulloch s attempt to Treacherous (Stepbrother interpret whats seen popularly as a religiousdivine movement He, An Irreverent Look At The American Male in terms strictly as a civilsocial movementAreligious biasPerhaps the book s greatest deficits lack of the author s eye to God s providence the absence of true belief and lack of love for his subject Take not my words for SELL IT LIKE SERHANT it At the beginning of the book MacCulloch notes his passingndifference to any one sect of Christianity and hints at his removed coolness to the religion as a whole He retains a warm affection for uaint memories of the Church of England but excuses himself from actual adherence to any dogma This attitude comes off n his retelling of the history of the Reformation a story n which nothing very good on either side Catholic or Protestant s mentioned as measured n religious civil moral academic or economic terms The majority of his narrative varies from mild amusement to uninvited criticism the church on either side Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia (Favorite Fairy Tales, Book 10) in the West wasn a series of civil blunders moral failings The Missing Link intolerance greedgnorance Working Girls insincerity superstition soft exploitation power grabs andmpious compromise So subtle but persistent Hands of Flame (Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races Universe is MacCulloch s detached air one gets the felling that not even the Church believedn Christianity The church could neither tolerate nor understand Speechless itself the civil or natural world nor even other churches such as the Eastern Orthodox 1400s Muslims however whonvaded slaughtered and conuered formerly Christian Eastern lands receive such warm treatment as follows By comparison the Turks were remarkably tolerant of non Muslim faith communities once they had taken Constantinople and adapted Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, its greatest church of Hagia Sophia as a magnificent mosue they did much to enhance the Patriarch of Constantinople s position against his various rivalsn the eastern Churches considering this a good way of controlling their Christian subjects When eastern scholars fled west after Constantinople s fall western Christians showed a notable lack of Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, interestn finding out about Orthodox theology and liturgy they really only esteemed these refugees for the hitherto unknown classical manuscripts that they might bring It was not surprising that many eastern Christians were willing to acuiesce Stranded With The Tempting Stranger in Ottoman rule and preserve their faithntact than to accept help on very uneual terms from western Eu. At a time when men and women were prepared to kill and be killed for their faith the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events Diarmaid MacCulloch's award winning history brilliantly re creates the
Tes of the movement were soon characterized as Spirituali Valdes believed that some favoured children of God would be led to ever deeper union with Christ and the Scriptures might not be the only or the chief The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, illumination on the way He diedn 1541 the next year the Roman Inuisition was created and many n his circle fled Italy to nfluence the Reformation Mindhunter in Switzerland southern Germany and eastern Europe Pole remainedn Italy and was a papal legate to the Council of Trent When the death of Pope Paul III offered an opportunity to turn the tide of authoritarianism Flawd in the Roman Church Pole was one of the favourite candidates to succeed him a tribute to the continuing respectn which he was held There were many diverse hopes Sweet Stallion investedn him too many and too diverse for his own good Even the dying Paul III had recommended him The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V approved of him because he had championed Charles s aunt Catherine of Aragon because he was of royal blood and because he was not Italian Pole s upbringing linked him to the high minded tidy minded clergy and their royal admirers who had made early Tudor England one of the best run parts of Christendom His cosmopolitan education made him a humanist scholar at the centre of a cultured The County And The Kingdom international circle worthy of Erasmus His patronage and friendship had attracted some of the most creative minds of southern Europe and he was generally recognized as one of the most thoughtful churchmen of his day Perhaps only Marguerite de Navarre could rival him as a magnet for reformers who wished to remain true to the old Church Yet Pole failed the proceedings became drawn outt was one of the longest conclaves Summer Heat! in papal history and Pole did not have the stomach for a face to face fightn such atmospheres of bitterness Once he drew back from the brink Crushed Ice instead of seizing the hour and the last chance passed away for a Reformation such as Erasmus had sought Who knewIn portraits like these are food for thought about today s leaders and themport of their choices And of yours Magisterial MacCulloch s scholarship s formidable It took me a month to read and yet I never felt the urge to put t away He gives Risking It All in depth coverage to areas I ve read little about despite having read a lot of books about the Reformation One example I remembers a solid review of the Reformation Dog Food 2 in the Netherlands Its not an easy read but t s a worthwhile one At times this book seemed like the most magisterial and thoughtful work I d ever read on religion or early modern Europe MacCulloch s descriptions of the Catholic Church before Luther and of the monumental changes The Moonshiners Daughter in life and society after Luther are clear and beautiful examples of the history of culture and of thought simply unparalleledn any work I ve read on the subjects The middle third of the book however Emmas Orphans is anmpossibly confusing welter of names and datesFirst however the good MacCulloch does a great job rehabilitating the Saints on Stage image of the churchn the 1400s Far from being corrupt and Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, in decline he shows how people across Europe were creating new forms of worship Catholic writers like Thomas Kempisn his Imitation of Christ claimed for the first time that laypeople could have direct access to Jesus s wisdom and This was excellent readable smooth as comprehensive and unbiased as one can hope for I now understand a whole lot of things clearly and know about a host of other things of which I was childhood happy hours ignorant I recommend this to anyone with annterest n European ntellectual and social history I especially recommend Publish and Perish it to anyone who ever thought the Reformation was boring but that they ought to know aboutt Confronted with the challenge of writing about an era too well known Lytton Strachey advised how the explorer of the past would proceed He will row out over the great ocean of material and lower down nto t here and there a little bucket which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen from the far depths to be examined with a careful curiosity This magisterial history of the Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch The Book of Lamentations is a prolonged exercisen doing just thatThis Guide Through the Old Testament is a subject I know a thing or two about yet his texts liberally sprinkled with facts The Best-Case Scenario Handbook insights andnterpretations new to me all of The Last Days of the Romanovs it toldn an off hand style that makes The Fate of the Romanovs it seem asf he s just sitting and chatting with you Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, in a diffident way Yet never did I feel that his examples were mere curiositiesnvariably they LOSER illuminated the topic under discussionThe section of New Possibilities Paper and Printing 70 76s a case Home-Ec 101 in point Many have made the connection between thenvention of movable type and the rapid spread of the Exterminating Angel ideas of Luther and other Reformers But MacCulloch thinks further The rapid proliferation of affordable books madet worthwhile to learn to read this before 1516 In turn the proliferation of profitable printers created an opportunity for new texts The modern concept of author had Culture and Customs of Norway its birth then Andt surely wasn t accidental that The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, it was only then that the Index was created an attempt to control which of the new flood of books should not be readI also found enlightening his assertion that the Reformation can be seen as a conflict within the legacy of Augustine with Luther emphasizing thenability of a human to work toward his or her own salvation making him or her utterly dependent on God s grace while his opponents oriented themselves on Augustine s stress on the need for obedience to the church to attain salvationThe author shows throughout how much can be gained by considering how social economic and political aspects of life then factored Shake, Rattle and Roll into the Reformation yet at the same time maintains the centrality of theology People then weren dead earnest about matters of b I picked this up because I knew almost nothing about the Reformation and I felt like I should at least have the basic history straight for events which were so vital to the shaping of the moder. Rands of the Reformation and Counter Reformation and ranging widely across Europe and the New World MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives overturning deas of love sex death and the supernatural and shaping the modern
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Ropeans Notice the Muslims were remarkably tolerant they adapted the Hagia Sophia They didn t nvade slaughter conuest destroy pillage overthrow They adapted Christians The Weavers Idea Book in the West however didn t even care to welcome fleeing Eastern Christians But MacCulloch does not address whyf the Turks were so tolerant and adapting Christians were fleeing Luck vs ProvidenceInstead of God s providence mentioned above MacCulloch sees luck at play The Mission of Mooney Rooney in history There were many elements of luck which came togethern Luther s position The Road to There in Wittenberg The hand of God almightys replaced with sociological developments to explain the Reformation n a sort of nexorable sense Used (Getting Inside of V, it arose as the natural evolution of society at the time Ehrman esue textual criticism and erudite mockeryMacCulloch thinks little of the middle ages transmission of texts and truth by monks In earlier centuries monks cheerfully forged documents on a huge scale for the greater glory of God particularly charters proving their monastery s claim to lands and privileges They livedn a world where there were too few documents and so they needed to manufacture the authority to prove things which they knew Inside a Barn in the Country in their hearts to be true He uses the statement tollustrate their forgery and mistransmission of biblical texts One wonders of MacCulloch s views on the truthfulness and The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums inerrancy of Scripture a marked tenant of the Reformation Lack of Theological AwarenessI think this stems from MacCulloch s disinterestn religion He does not describe with sufficient detail the theological and doctrinal Athena ideas of the Reformed movements but shallowly When he does describe them such as Luther s view onndulgences Zwingli s view on the Lord s Supper Calvin s view on civil government or Cranmer s view on the English church he characterizes them Tales from the Toolbox in the worst possible light often as having developed fromll begotten motives Luther wallowed n his paradoxes Zwingli was two faced with the anabaptists Calvin was a destructive radical and Cranmer was motivated by expediency Nor are the conseuences of deas discussed Or when they are nothing positive AT ALL s mentioned Society was the worst off for the Reformation At very least reading this book one does not come to any attachments to the Reformation At most one comes to view t with a despised condescension Tangled writing MacCulloch s writing Det ordnar sig is ambling and at timesncessantly stringed Each sentence leads to another The Admiral idea whose reasoned connection one traces like a bottle rocket without a tail Added to the difficultys that his syntax compiles too many thoughts on top of themselves so as to make reading like climbing a mountain of clam shells This The Homunculus is a typical sentence pair We have already encountered the charismatic Franciscan Giovanni di Capistrano when the Turks first tried to capture Belgraden 1456 Capistrano s preaching stirred thousands of humble crusaders from central Europe Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) in a successful effort to beat them off The Magyar vojvoda military prince J nos Hunyadi whose personal army was also prominentn relieving Belgrade was uneasy about these hordes and dismissed them as soon as victory was won preventing a full follow up of the Turks defeat How do the two sentences follow one another Such Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory is his retelling of the entire era Its painting with two hands on two different canvases at the same time Here s another example of an outstretched single sentence It was an The Succubus imitation of the many localnuisitions of the Church which under Dominican leadership had The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service investigated heresyn Europe since the thirteenth century but now Dictionary of Misinformation it was organized by the monarchy and after complicated royal haggling with Pope Sixtus IV between 1478 and 1480 to createts legal framework Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, it settled down to work against Judaizersn the kingdom of Castile burning alive around 700 of them between 1481 and 1488 WhewHistorical balanceMacCulloch leaves out Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) important detailn his historical narrative The background to the Reformation How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 included the Crusades and the Inuisition granted MacCulloch goesnto detail how the Spanish Christians violently treated the nondescript Jews and Muslims who just happened to be liv 500 years after the Reformation Diarmaid MacCulloch examines how the announcement of a university seminar Archetype (Archetype, in Germany led to the division of Europe He examines thedeas of Martin Luther where they came from and why they proved so revolutionary tracing their development and nfluence and reflecting on what they mean for us today The story of the Reformation s long and complex and so are many of MacCulloch s sentences but never mind This The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) is a rich and full account of the Reformationn which the motivations of faith and feeling power and practicality are woven fine the players n the drama are presented as whole people and the meaning of this chapter of Western cultural history s modeled Driven (Full Throttle, in the round Rakow and Torda are meaningfully placedn Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine it as are Calvin s two foils Michael Servetus and Marguerite de Navarre The effort of concentration sometimes demandeds relieved by memorable and meaningful stories and richly rewarded n the endMacCulloch gave me a better understanding and appreciation of two figures active n Italy during the Reformation Juan de Valdes and Reginald Pole Valdes developed a circle of friends and admirers wealthy or talented or both who shared his passion for humanist learning and his deep commitment to promoting a vital engaged Christian faith It My Dead Pets Are Interesting included Bernardo Ochino Peter Martyr Vittoria Colonna Giulia Gonzaga Gasparo Contarini and Pole Pole a cousin of Henry VIII with a better claim to the English throne wasn Italy because he sided with the king s wife Catherine of Aragon and was exiled Divergent themes naturally emerged from such a creative and articulate group yet central was a renewed emphasis on the grace which God sent through faith together with a consistent urge to reveal the Holy Spirit as the force conveying this grace so that associa. Eligious battles of priests monarchs scholars and politicians from the zealous Martin Luther and his Ninety Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip IIDrawing together the many st.