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Reformation Christianity / Peter Matheson, editor.

Contributor(s): Matheson, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: People's history of Christianity: v. 5.Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, c2007Description: xvi, 306 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0800634152 (alk. paper); 0800697235 (pbk.); 9780800634155 (alk. paper); 9780800697235 (pbk.).Subject(s): ReformationDDC classification: 270.6
Contents:
Denis R. Janz -- reforming from below / Peter Matheson -- The life of faith -- The piety of townspeople and city folk / Raymond A. Mentzer -- Rural and village piety / Keith P. Luria -- A people's reformation? / Margo Todd -- From cradle to grave -- Entering the world / David Cressy -- Baptism and childhood / Karen E. Spierling -- Women and men, together and apart / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks -- Leaving the world / Peter Marshall -- Finding their voice -- The dream of a just society / James M. Stayer -- The emergence of lay theologies / Elsie McKee -- Insiders and outsiders / Susan R. Boettcher -- The language of the common folk / Peter Matheson.
Summary: Perhaps no period in Christian history experienced such vast religious tumult and rapid social change as the European Reformation, when it quickly became apparent that social and political issues--finding deep resonance with the common people--were deeply entwined with religious ones raised by the Reformers. Led by eminent Reformation historian Peter Matheson, ten distinguished social historians trace the myriad and profound ways in which Europe's several Reformations played out in the lives of common folk: in their personal spirituality and corporate worship; catechesis and discipline; sexuality and gender roles; mores surrounding marriage, birth, and baptism, aging and death; relations with Jews and Muslims; lay theologies; as well as the utopian and even revolutionary ventures they spawned.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-299) and index.

General editor's foreword / Denis R. Janz -- Introduction : reforming from below / Peter Matheson -- Part I. The life of faith -- The piety of townspeople and city folk / Raymond A. Mentzer -- Rural and village piety / Keith P. Luria -- A people's reformation? / Margo Todd -- Part II. From cradle to grave -- Entering the world / David Cressy -- Baptism and childhood / Karen E. Spierling -- Women and men, together and apart / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks -- Leaving the world / Peter Marshall -- Part III. Finding their voice -- The dream of a just society / James M. Stayer -- The emergence of lay theologies / Elsie McKee -- Insiders and outsiders / Susan R. Boettcher -- The language of the common folk / Peter Matheson.

Perhaps no period in Christian history experienced such vast religious tumult and rapid social change as the European Reformation, when it quickly became apparent that social and political issues--finding deep resonance with the common people--were deeply entwined with religious ones raised by the Reformers. Led by eminent Reformation historian Peter Matheson, ten distinguished social historians trace the myriad and profound ways in which Europe's several Reformations played out in the lives of common folk: in their personal spirituality and corporate worship; catechesis and discipline; sexuality and gender roles; mores surrounding marriage, birth, and baptism, aging and death; relations with Jews and Muslims; lay theologies; as well as the utopian and even revolutionary ventures they spawned.

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