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By Diarmaid MacCulloch

The main profound attribute of Western Europe within the center a while used to be its cultural and non secular team spirit, a solidarity secured by means of a standard alignment with the Pope in Rome, and a standard language - Latin - for worship and scholarship. The Reformation shattered that team spirit, and the implications are nonetheless with us this day. In All issues Made New, Diarmaid MacCulloch, writer of the New York Times bestseller Christianity: the 1st 3 Thousand Years, examines not just the Reformation's impression throughout Europe, but additionally the Catholic Counter-Reformation and the particular evolution of faith in England, revealing how probably the most turbulent, bloody, and transformational occasions in Western background has formed glossy society.

The Reformation can have introduced a social revolution, MacCulloch argues, however it was once no longer attributable to social and financial forces, or maybe by way of a mundane suggestion like nationalism; it sprang from a tremendous proposal approximately dying, salvation, and the afterlife. this concept - that salvation used to be totally in God's arms and there has been not anything people may well do to change his selection - ended the Catholic Church's monopoly in Europe and adjusted the trajectory of the full way forward for the West.

By turns passionate, humorous, meditative, and subversive, All issues Made New takes readers onto interesting new floor, exploring the unique conflicts of the Reformation and slicing via prejudices that proceed to distort renowned conceptions of a spiritual divide nonetheless with us after 5 centuries. This huge paintings, from some of the most unusual students of Christianity writing this present day, explores the ways that historians have instructed the story of the Reformation, why their interpretations have replaced so dramatically through the years, and finally, how the contested legacy of this revolution maintains to affect the realm today.

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Its break-up in the sixteenth century was a return to the normality of human history. Many people who want to understand Christianity are often bewildered by the assumptions and preoccupations of Christians, and why Christians believe what they do. One of the arguments of Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, and now of this book also, is that we will not understand the Christianity we find in modern Europe and America without travelling back in time to the Reformation. And once there, there is more to study than Protestantism.

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Not only had they been cheated over salvation, but they had cheated others in their preaching and ministry, and now they must make atonement. Hence their deep bitterness against the old structure, and hence, also, the bitterness of those who fought back to defend the old structure. Since Luther’s struggle involved an attack on the power which the Church claimed to help people in gaining their salvation, it became a power struggle in a much wider sense. More remarkable still was that behind Luther’s thoughts were those of two men who were centuries dead before his time: first the Apostle Paul, a contemporary of Jesus Christ, and then the African theologian of the fourth century, Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354–430).

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