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Tail Reading MacCulloch one gets the idea that again Christians did only or mostly wrong at very turnAnachronistic bent After official Spain decisively rejected the peninsula s multicultural past it is not unfair to see Spanish Christianity as a major The Healing Power of Plants exponent and practitioner ofthnic cleansing The invasion of Muslims through war and battle is not multiculturalism a term whose concept And Another Thing... (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, emerges centuries after this period Spain was not multicultural in any modern usage of the word It was Christian and Spanish and from those pillars rejected foreign intrusion Update I ve discovered the key to reading MacCulloch s book Read him like you read Barthither the first sentence of The Worst Witch Strikes Again each paragraph or the first clause ofach sentence but no The rest is convolution This makes for The Truth (Almost) about Bharat enjoyable reading and nothing of substance is lost Comprehensive but dry This is simply put the best popular history book I vever read The subject is the Reformation but MacCulloch goes far beyond the traditional Luther to Westphalia timeline using the first few chapters to flesh out the world of Latin Christianity as it Mr. Christmas existed during the century or so before Luther arrived on the scene Geographically the book alsoxtends well beyond the borders of what we often view to be the main sphere of the Reformation Germany France and England to Where My Heart Used to Beat explore how the same forces for reform and spiritualxperimentation were alive in Italy Spain and other countries usually seen as solidly and stolidly orthodox Catholic The lands The Truth (Discworld, east north and south of Germany including Transylvania Bohemia the Balkans and Scandinavia are also given a much detailedxamination than usualNor is this at all accidental MacCulloch is clearly determined to Mr. Perfect eliminate what he sees as blank spots and misinterpretations in the popular conception of what the Reformation was and how it came to be The role of such famous characters as Erasmus and Loyola Bethlen Gabor and Archbishop Laud are reexamined and pains are taken to give those who are often dismissed as bit characters or historical peculiarities Zwingli forxample who is so often overshadowed by the well known Calvin are given back their true significance The book is thick with detail if there is a flaw to it it s that some readers may well be Secret Suffragette exhausted by the book but it s all put together so skillfully that most readers will I thinknd up working their way through the whole massive tome in record timeDespite all this detail within the main text MacCulloch sets aside a few chapters at the 7 Secrets of the Goddess end to deal with specific uestions gender roles and sexuality forxample in a specific manner These are Indianomix excellent resources and ones which would have been difficult to include in the main text withoutither having to dilute them considerably in order to fit with the chronological narrative of the rest of the book or breaking up the flowAll in all an My Favorite Earthling (Otherworldly Men, excellent piece of work Considerably better in my opinion than his nevertheless uite good History of Christianity which suffers from the sheer vastness of the subject set into a single volume The Reformation on the other hand shows what MacCulloch can do with a rich but temporally limited subject and the result is a thing of beauty Magisterial MacCulloch s scholarship is formidable It took me a month to read and yet I never felt the urge to put it away He gives in depth coverage to areas I ve read little about despite having read a lot of books about the Reformation Onexample I remember is a solid review of the Reformation in the Netherlands It is not an asy read but it is a worthwhile one The story of the Reformation is long and complex and so are many of MacCulloch s sentences but never mind This is a rich and full account of the Reformation in which the motivations of faith and feeling power and practicality are woven fine the players in the drama are presented as whole people and

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meaning of this of Western cultural history is modeled in the round Rakow and Torda are meaningfully placed in it as are Calvin s two foils Michael Servetus and Marguerite de Navarre the ffort of concentration sometimes demanded is relieved effort of concentration sometimes demanded is relieved memorable and meaningful stories and richly rewarded in the ndMacCulloch gave me a better understanding and appreciation of two figures active in Italy during the Reformation Juan de Valdes and Reginald Pole Valdes developed a circle of friends and admirers wealthy or talented or both who shared his passion for humanist learning and his deep commitment to promoting a vital ngaged Christian faith It included Bernardo Ochino Peter Martyr Vittoria Colonna Giulia Gonzaga Gasparo Contarini and Pole Pole a cousin of Henry VIII with a better claim to the English throne was in Italy because he sided with the king s wife Catherine of Aragon and was An Officer and a Spy exiled Divergent themes naturallymerged from such a creative and articulate group yet central was a renewed Fates (Fates, emphasis on the grace which God sent through faith together with a consistent urge to reveal the Holy Spirit as the force conveying this grace so that associates of the movement were soon characterized as Spirituali Valdes believed that some favoured children of God would be led tover deeper union with Christ and the Scriptures might not be the only or the chief illumination on the way He died in 1541 the next year the Roman Inuisition was created and many in his circle fled Italy to influence the Reformation in Switzerland southern Germany and Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, eastern Europe Pole remained in Italy and was a papal legate to the Council of Trent When the death of Pope Paul III offered an opportunity to turn the tide of authoritarianism in the Roman Church Pole was one of the favourite candidates to succeed him a tribute to the continuing respect in which he was held There were many diverse hopes invested in him too many and too diverse for his own good Even the dying Paul III had recommended him The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V approved of him because he had championed Charles s aunt Catherine of Aragon because he was of royal blood and because he was not Italian Pole s upbringing linked him to the high minded tidy minded clergy and their royal admirers who had madearly Tudor England one of the best run parts of Christendom His cosmopolitan ducation made him a humanist scholar at the centre of a cultured international circle worthy of Erasmus His patronage and friendship had attracted some of the most creative minds of southern Europe and he was generally recognized as one of the most thoughtful churchmen of his day Perhaps only Marguerite de Navarre could rival him as a magnet for reformers who wished to remain true to the old Church Yet Pole failed the proceedings became drawn out it was one of the longest conclaves in papal history and Pole did not have the stomach for a face to face fight in such atmospheres of bitterness Once he drew back from the brink instead of seizing the hour and the last chance passed away for a Reformation such as Erasmus had sought Who knewIn portraits like these are food for thought about today s leaders and the import of their choices And of yours 500 years after the Reformation Diarmaid MacCulloch xamines how the announcement of a university seminar in Germany led to the division of Europe He OBaby examines the ideas of Martin Luther where they came from and why they proved so revolutionary tracing their development and influence and reflecting on what they mean for us toda. Rands of the Reformation and Counter Reformation and ranging widely across Europe and the New World MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affectedveryday lives overturning ideas of love sex death and the supernatural and shaping the modern ,

I picked this up because I knew almost nothing about the Reformation and I felt like I should at least have the basic history straight for Nerds events which were so vital to the shaping of the modern worldAnd it mostly covered me for that He did anxcellent job of putting you inside the very alien worldviews and socio cultural arrangements of the time and illustrating just how revolutionary and sudden a change the Reformation really was He gave Zack (Areion Fury MC engaging and detailed sketches of most of the main actors involved in the religious political and cultural arenas He coverednough of the intricate theological problems which developed and were fought out but not so much as to make my Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, eyes glaze over And he did anxcellent job of taking you down to the level of ContamiNation everyday people and looking at how and why theymbraced such a sudden change in such a vital part of their Taxi ins Glück existence and what the conseuences were for their way of life going forwardWhere he fell down just a bit was in connecting the ground level with thelite and the religious with the political and specially the military He did a good job on the lites insofar as they related to religion but the political history was pretty thin He also certainly covered all of the major conflicts of the time but they always seemed like something that happened in the background and only flashed into full view at a few crisis points I came in with a vague idea of how and why the French Wars of Religion the English Civil War and the 30 Years War were fought and left with a not much clearer oneOf course any one of those conflicts can and has merited many an Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas extensive history of its own but I think he could have done a better job of fully describing them and linking them thoroughly and organically with the political social cultural and religious turmoil that caused and sustained them The 30 Years Warspecially seemed to be The Magic Rolling Pin elided over Constraints of space were probably a big concern as the book still came in at over 700 pages but I would have rather read another 100 or so and been left with a complete pictureStill pretty minor uibbles for a book that taught me lot about a subject I came in with little background on and that had plenty of major strengths to outweigh that one notable weakness Definitely read if you want a solid social cultural religious and basic political history of the Reformation from a modern point of view If you re interested in the military history or in any of the specific conflicts pick up a specialized history of the case in uestion Confronted with the challenge of writing about anra too well known Lytton Strachey advised how the Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, explorer of the past would proceed He will row out over the great ocean of material and lower down into it here and there a little bucket which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen from the far depths to bexamined with a careful curiosity This magisterial history of the Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch is a prolonged Not Without a Fight exercise in doing just thatThis is a subject I know a thing or two about yet his text is liberally sprinkled with facts insights and interpretations new to me all of it told in an off hand style that makes it seem as if he s just sitting and chatting with you in a diffident way Yet never did I feel that hisxamples were mere curiosities invariably they illuminated the topic under discussionThe section of New Possibilities Paper and Printing 70 76 is a case in point Many have made the connection between the invention of movable type and the rapid spread of the ideas of Luther and other Reformers But MacCulloch thinks further The rapid proliferation of affordable books made it worthwhile to learn to read this before 1516 In turn the proliferation of profitable printers created an opportunity for new texts The modern concept of author had its birth then the proliferation of profitable printers created an opportunity for new texts The modern concept of author had its birth then it surely wasn t accidental that it was only then that the Index was created an attempt to control which of the new flood of books should not be readI also found Garden Bouquets and Beyond enlightening his assertion that the Reformation can be seen as a conflict within the legacy of Augustine with Luthermphasizing the inability of a human to work toward his or her own salvation making him or her utterly dependent on God s grace while his opponents oriented themselves on Augustine S Stress On The s stress on the for obedience to the church to attain salvationThe author shows throughout how much can be gained by considering how social The Unseen Wonder economic and political aspects of life then factored into the Reformation yet at the same time maintains the centrality of theology People then were in deadarnest about matters of beliefOne feature of the book is its continent wide scale Too often an The Management Bible emphasis on German speaking Europe obscures the interesting developments to theast Another is that after 500 pages of roughly chronological treatment the author adds a section ntitled Patterns of Life dealing with a variety of topics such as the use of images the frenzy with regard to witches and matters related to family and sexuality focusing both on aspects that remained the same despite the split in Western Christianity as and sexuality focusing both on aspects that remained the same despite the split in Western Christianity as as what changedThis is a thick book my paperback copy has 700 pages of text set in small type supplemented by suggestions for further reading notes and an index It may be than the casual reader cares to digest But with the 500th anniversary of the outbreak of the Reformation rapidly approaching I say with confidence that if you read only one book on the topic this would be an xcellent choice This was Sleepless (Bird of Stone, excellent readable smooth as comprehensive and unbiased as one can hope for I now understand a whole lot of things clearly and know about a host of other things of which I was ignorant I recommend this to anyone with an interest in European intellectual and social history Ispecially recommend it to anyone who ver thought the Reformation was boring but that they ought to know about it At times this book seemed like the most magisterial and thoughtful work I d ver read on religion or arly modern Europe MacCulloch s descriptions of the Catholic Church before Luther and of the monumental changes in life and society after Luther are clear and beautiful xamples of the history of culture and of thought simply unparalleled in any work I ve read on the subjects The middle third of the book however is an impossibly confusing welter of names and datesFirst however the good MacCulloch does a great job rehabilitating the image of the church in the 1400s Far from being corrupt and in decline he shows how people across Europe were creating new forms of worship Catholic writers like Thomas Kempis in his Imitati Lengthy and somewhat informed I m no Invisible (The Curse of Avalon expert on the Reformation hence my reading of the book but I have read around in theology and history Social BackdropMacCulloch providesxtensive social and civic background to the Reformation that is invaluable He draws a confluence of courses all converging upon this varied yet singular Yummy Supper event As a social history it is superb He also very wonderfully shows how prior to The Reformation there were thousands of tiny little reformations Monks priests friars nuns bishops lords barons princes kings and so on all of whom formed so many various organizations and institutions of reform in their own ways that it is difficult to study The Reformation without them In narrating this account MacCulloch has done us all an. At a time when men and women were prepared to kill and be killed for their faith the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart Acclaimed as the definitive account of thesepochal vents Diarmaid MacCulloch's award winning history brilliantly re creates the ,

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Excellent service For instance Luther was not the only one disgusted with the sale of indulgences There was therefore a ready audience for anyone who cared to speak out against what was happening Explaining the social and civil workings of the Reformation has got to be MacCulloch s strongest suit The book is chocked full with social details and facts In fact it can become overwhelming going back and forth between minute details all over Europe One may ven say that this book represents MacCulloch s attempt to interpret what is seen popularly as a religiousdivine movement in terms strictly as a civilsocial movementAreligious biasPerhaps the book s greatest deficit is lack of the author s Deep Listening eye to God s providence the absence of true belief and lack of love for his subject Take not my words for it At the beginning of the book MacCulloch notes his passing indifference to any one sect of Christianity and hints at his removed coolness to the religion as a whole He retains a warm affection for uaint memories of the Church of England butxcuses himself from actual adherence to any dogma This attitude comes off in his retelling of the history of the Reformation a story in which nothing very good on ither side Catholic or Protestant is mentioned as measured in religious civil moral academic or conomic terms The majority of his narrative varies from mild amusement to uninvited criticism the church on Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature either side in the West was in a series of civil blunders moral failings intolerance greed ignorance insincerity superstition softxploitation power grabs and impious compromise So subtle but persistent is MacCulloch s detached air one gets the felling that not ven the Church believed in Christianity The church could neither tolerate nor understand itself the civil or natural world nor ven other churches such as the Eastern Orthodox 1400s Muslims however who invaded slaughtered and conuered formerly Christian Eastern lands receive such warm treatment as follows By comparison the Turks were remarkably tolerant of non Muslim faith communities once they had taken Constantinople and adapted its greatest church of Hagia Sophia as a magnificent mosue they did much to Trajan enhance the Patriarch of Constantinople s position against his various rivals in theastern Churches considering this a good way of controlling their Christian subjects When Bunnys Book Club Goes to School eastern scholars fled west after Constantinople s fall western Christians showed a notable lack of interest in finding out about Orthodox theology and liturgy they really onlysteemed these refugees for the hitherto unknown classical manuscripts that they might bring It was not surprising that many The Peculiar Pig eastern Christians were willing to acuiesce in Ottoman rule and preserve their faith intact than to accept help on very uneual terms from western Europeans Notice the Muslims were remarkably tolerant they adapted the Hagia Sophia They didn t invade slaughter conuest destroy pillage overthrow They adapted Christians in the West however didn tven care to welcome fleeing Eastern Christians But MacCulloch does not address why if the Turks were so tolerant and adapting Christians were fleeing Luck vs ProvidenceInstead of God s providence mentioned above MacCulloch sees luck at play in history There were many Cherry Ingram elements of luck which came together in Luther s position in Wittenberg The hand of God almighty is replaced with sociological developments toxplain the Reformation in a sort of inexorable sense it arose as the natural The Mermaids Shoes evolution of society at the time Ehrmansue textual criticism and Untameable Rogue (Bennett erudite mockeryMacCulloch thinks little of the middle ages transmission of texts and truth by monks Inarlier centuries monks cheerfully forged documents on a huge scale for the greater glory of God particularly charters proving their monastery s claim to lands and privileges They lived in a world where there were too few documents and so they needed to manufacture the authority to prove things which they knew in their hearts to be true He uses the statement to illustrate their forgery and mistransmission of biblical texts One wonders of macculloch s views on the truthfulness of MacCulloch s views on the truthfulness inerrancy of Scripture a
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tenant of the Lack of Theological AwarenessI think this stems from MacCulloch s disinterest in religion He does not describe with sufficient detail the theological and doctrinal ideas of the Reformed movements but shallowly When he does describe them such as Luther s view on indulgences Zwingli s view on the Lord s Supper Calvin s view on civil government or Cranmer s view on the English church he characterizes them in the worst possible light often as having developed from ill begotten motives Luther wallowed in his paradoxes Zwingli was two faced with the anabaptists Calvin was a destructive radical and Cranmer was motivated by The McKettrick Way (McKettricks, expediency Nor are the conseuences of ideas discussed Or when they are nothing positive AT ALL is mentioned Society was the worst off for the Reformation At very least reading this book one does not come to any attachments to the Reformation At most one comes to view it with a despised condescension Tangled writing MacCulloch s writing is ambling and at times incessantly stringed Each sentence leads to another idea whose reasoned connection one traces like a bottle rocket without a tail Added to the difficulty is that his syntax compiles too many thoughts on top of themselves so as to make reading like climbing a mountain of clam shells This is a typical sentence pair We have alreadyncountered the charismatic Franciscan Giovanni di Capistrano when the Turks first tried to capture Belgrade in 1456 Capistrano s preaching stirred thousands of humble crusaders from central Europe in a successful Midsummer Masque effort to beat them off The Magyar vojvoda military prince J nos Hunyadi whose personal army was also prominent in relieving Belgrade was uneasy about these hordes and dismissed them as soon as victory was won preventing a full follow up of the Turks defeat How do the two sentences follow one another Such is his retelling of thentire Maybe This Time (Belonging era It is painting with two hands on two different canvases at the same time Here s anotherxample of an outstretched single sentence It was an imitation of the many local inuisitions of the Church which under Dominican leadership had investigated heresy in Europe since the thirteenth century but now it was organized by the monarchy and after complicated royal haggling with Pope Sixtus IV between 1478 and 1480 to create its legal framework it settled down to work against Judaizers in the kingdom of Castile burning alive around 700 of them between 1481 and 1488 WhewHistorical balanceMacCulloch leaves out important detail in his historical narrative The background to the Reformation included the Crusades and the Inuisition granted MacCulloch goes into detail how the Spanish Christians violently treated the nondescript Jews and Muslims who just happened to be living there passively Thus disoriented leaderless and caught between the Effetto domino enthusiasms of two conflicting religions while trying to deal with their crisis the conversos Jews wereasy prey He does not discuss the atrocities committed by the Muslims bent on conuest of Christian lands Nor does he suggest motives for Christian reaction to said invasions other than political posturing power and money No theology is discussed nor are the Jewish or Muslim actors described in ual de. Eligious battles of priests monarchs scholars and politicians from the zealous Martin Luther and his  Ninety Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip IIDrawing together the many st. Reformation Europe's House Divided 1490 1700


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