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Christianity in the West, 1400-1700

by John Bossy

Part of the OPUS Series

Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 Synopsis

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exploring the forces that tended to undermine it, the characteristics of the Protestant and Catholic regimes that superseded it, and the fall-out that resulted from its disintegration.

Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192891624
Publication date: 23rd May 1985
Author: John Bossy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 210 pages
Categories: Christianity, History of religion,

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