This unit examines the religious revolutions in sixteenth-century Europe. It explores the extraordinary development of European religious cultures, tracing the influence of Lutherans, Anglicans, Calvinists, and radical Protestants, as well as Catholic reforms and responses. The theologies and practices of these groups will be considered in relation to contemporary politics and popular culture. The unit begins with an examination of late medieval theology and piety and ends with the impact of reform in times and places beyond sixteenth-century Europe.
*set texts recommended for purchase
Cameron, Euan. The European Reformation. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 2012.
Hillebrand, Hans, ed. The Protestant Reformation, Harper Perennial, 2009.
Jones, M. D. W. The Counter-Reformation: Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
*Lindberg, Carter, ed. The European Reformations Sourcebook. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.
Lindberg, Carter. The European Reformations. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Thomas Cranmer: A Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reformation. London: Penguin, 2003.
Matheson, Peter. The Imaginative World of the Reformation. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000.
McGrath, Alister. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. Rev. ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2012.
Ozment, S. Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution. New York: Image, 1993.
Scribner, Robert. The Reformation in National Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994