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Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 by John Bossy

Christianity in the West, 1400-1700

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Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 by John Bossy

A study not of the institution of the Church but of Christianity itself, this book explores the Christian people, their beliefs, and their way of life, providing a new understanding of Western Christianity at the time of the Reformation. Bossy begins with a systematic exposition of traditional or pre-Reformation Christianity, exploring the forces that tended to undermine it, the characteristics of the Protestant and Catholic regimes that superseded it, and the fall-out that resulted from its disintegration.


Bossy's survey of late medieval religion is magisterial. He discusses theology and church law with consummate ease, has an acute appreciation of the liturgy, and convincingly depicts people freely practicing a faith they understood. * American Historical Review *

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Publication date

23rd May 1985


John Bossy

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Oxford University Press


210 pages


History of religion



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