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Salvation at Stake - Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Paperback): Brad S. Gregory

Salvation at Stake - Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Paperback)

Brad S. Gregory

Series: Harvard Historical Studies

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Thousands of men and women were executed for incompatible religious views in sixteenth-century Europe. The meaning and significance of those deaths are studied here comparatively for the first time, providing a compelling argument for the importance of martyrdom as both a window onto religious sensibilities and a crucial component in the formation of divergent Christian traditions and identities.

Brad Gregory explores Protestant, Catholic, and Anabaptist martyrs in a sustained fashion, addressing the similarities and differences in their self-understanding. He traces the processes and impact of their memorialization by co-believers, and he reconstructs the arguments of the ecclesiastical and civil authorities responsible for their deaths. In addition, he assesses the controversy over the meaning of executions for competing views of Christian truth and the intractable dispute over the distinction between true and false martyrs. He employs a wide range of sources, including pamphlets, martyrologies, theological and devotional treatises, sermons, songs, woodcuts and engravings, correspondence, and legal records. Reconstructing religious motivation, conviction, and behavior in early modern Europe, Gregory shows us the shifting perspectives of authorities willing to kill, martyrs willing to die, martyrologists eager to memorialize, and controversialists keen to dispute.

General

Imprint: Harvard University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Harvard Historical Studies
Release date: October 2001
First published: November 2001
Authors: Brad S. Gregory
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
ISBN-13: 978-0-674-00704-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
LSN: 0-674-00704-2
Barcode: 9780674007048

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