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The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

David W. Kling

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the dynamic interplay between scripture and society. Kling traces the story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that ... More


The Problem of Christian Violence

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If it is the case that the best approach to understanding violence arises out of the Bible, as Kierkegaard and Girard demonstrate, why is it that Christians have been so violent during their history? ... More


“Love Your Enemies”: Anabaptists and the Peace Tradition

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of the Anabaptist peace tradition in the sixteenth century and its various expressions extending into the present. It considers the importance of the person of ... More


The Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship

David Harrington Watt

in Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195068344
eISBN:
9780199834822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195068343.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, a congregation that deeply valued the traditions of the Anabaptists, was located in a section of West Philadelphia that was not at all prosperous. Many of the ... More


Farm, Land, Church: Anabaptist Agriculture and Community

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the religious, social, and environmental practices of Old Order Amish communities in the midwestern United States, focusing on the communities around Holmes County, Ohio. It ... More


The Christian Commonwealth of Europe, 1436–1536

Norman Housley

in Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199552283
eISBN:
9780191716515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552283.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the century that followed the end of the Hussite wars religious warfare found a number of distinctive outlets. In Eastern Europe, the defence of the frontier against the advancing Turks by armies ... More


The Critique of Religious War

Norman Housley

in Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199552283
eISBN:
9780191716515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552283.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The tendency to sanctify warfare was criticized for a number of reasons. First there was the issue of human agency, the perception that placing God's work in the hands of his sinful creation all too ... More


Introduction

Ethan H. Shagan

in The Birth of Modern Belief

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter talks about how the transformation of belief, rather than the rise of unbelief, propelled Western thought into modernity. The resulting configuration has shaped the ... More


Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Kasper von Greyerz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the pre-industrial societies of early modern Europe, religion was a vessel of fundamental importance in making sense of personal and collective social, cultural, and spiritual exercises. ... More


Hobbes's Protestantism

Franck Lessay

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that while Hobbes was a Protestant, he was a Protestant of a very unusual kind. There are aspects of his religious and theological thought that align him with the Church of ... More


Baptism

W. P. Stephens

in Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263630
eISBN:
9780191682629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263630.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Zwingli's view of baptism. There were fundamental elements in Zwingli's theology which made him deny the traditional view that baptism is a means of grace and that it is ... More


Introduction: Religion and Culture: Popular Culture and Religiosity

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter discusses the reforms made in the church and the eventual adaptation of the reformists's ideas triggered by Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor of theology at Wittenberg. ... More


Menno Simons

Scot Mcknight

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses the Anabaptist theology of the sacraments of Menno Simons. The way the Anabaptists viewed the sacraments took considerable courage because it could be life-threatening and lead ... More


. “The Baptiz’d Race”

Dennis Austin Britton

in Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 surveys writings by important English theologians—including William Tyndale, Thomas Becon, John Hooper, and John Whitgift—and shows that race became a powerful tool for clarifying the ... More


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