The Resource Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world, Brad S. Gregory

Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world, Brad S. Gregory

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Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world
Title
Rebel in the ranks
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Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world
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Brad S. Gregory
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Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world
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eng
Summary
On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation comes this compelling, illuminating, and expansive religious history that examines the complicated and unintended legacies of Martin Luther and the epochal movement that continues to shape the world today. For five centuries, Martin Luther has been lionized as an outspoken and fearless icon of change who ended the Middle Ages and heralded the beginning of the modern world. In Rebel in the Ranks, Brad Gregory, renowned professor of European history at Notre Dame, recasts this long-accepted portrait. Luther did not intend to start a revolution that would divide the Catholic Church and forever change Western civilization. Yet his actions would profoundly shape our world in ways he could never have imagined.? Gregory analyzes Luther's inadvertent role in starting the Reformation and the epochal changes that followed. He reveals how Luther's insistence on the Bible as the sole authority for Christian truth led to conflicting interpretations of its meaning and to the rise of competing churches, political conflicts, and social upheavals. Ultimately, he contends, some of the major historical and cultural developments that arose in its wake, including the Enlightenment, individual self-determination and moral relativism, and a religious freedom that protects one's right to worship or even to reject religion would have appalled Luther: a reluctant revolutionary, a rebel in the ranks, whose goal was to make society more Christian, yet instead set the world on fire
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contains biographical information
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1963-
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Gregory, Brad S.
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274/.06
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no index present
LC call number
BR305.3
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.G74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Luther, Martin
  • Luther, Martin
  • Reformation
  • Reformation
  • Reformation
  • Reformation
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Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world, Brad S. Gregory
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Includes bibliographical references
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24 cm
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First edition.
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ix, 292 pages
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9780062471178
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(hardcover)
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2017027346
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 1599005
  • (OCoLC)991535965
  • 1555076
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  • 1555076
  • 1599005
  • 1599005
Label
Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our world, Brad S. Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780062471178
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017027346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1599005
  • (OCoLC)991535965
  • 1555076
  • (OCoLC)ocn991535965
  • 1555076
  • 1599005
  • 1599005

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