The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe

Yale University Press, 25 . 2020 . - 480 .
Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of this seminal book, this new edition includes an illuminating foreword by Carlos Eire and Ronald K. Rittges
The seeds of the swift and sweeping religious movement that reshaped European thought in the 1500s were sown in the late Middle Ages. In this book, Steven Ozment traces the growth and dissemination of dissenting intellectual trends through three centuries to their explosive burgeoning in the Reformationsboth Protestant and Catholicof the sixteenth century. He elucidates with great clarity the complex philosophical and theological issues that inspired antagonistic schools, traditions, and movements from Aquinas to Calvin. This masterly synthesis of the intellectual and religious history of the period illuminates the impact of late medieval ideas on early modern society.
With a new foreword by Carlos Eire and Ronald K. Rittgers, this modern classic is ripe for rediscovery by a new generation of students and scholars.

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REENACTORS NOTES: Not for the faint of heart or those who want their history spoon feed to them. This is an intense discussion of the formation of the Catholic Church as it stood at the time of Luther ...

1 The Interpretation of Medieval Intellectual History
2 The Scholastic Traditions
3 The Spiritual Traditions
4 The Ecclesiopolitical Traditions
5 On the Eve of the Reformation
6 The Mental World of Martin Luther
7 Society and Politics in the German Reformation
8 Humanism and the Reformation
Radical Movements within Protestantism
11 Calvin and Calvinism
12 Marriage and the Ministry in the Protestant Churches
13 Catholic Reform and Counter Reformation
The Career of John Knox
15 The Legacy of the Reformation
List of Abbreviations

9 The Swiss Reformation



Steven Ozment was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History Emeritus at Harvard University. Carlos M. N. Eire is the T. L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. Ronald K. Rittgers is the Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies at Valparaiso University.