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The Assembling of Authority: Scripture, Messianic Individuals, and Symbols

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/9780199552283.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the key issue of authority to take up arms, pinpointing three ways in which it was identified and expressed. The first was the claim to be acting in direct response to a ... More


Charles V and the Challenge of the Reformation in the 1520s

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia, 1493-1648

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198731016
eISBN:
9780191730870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731016.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Charles V, already king of Spain and ruler of the Low Countries, combined the imperial title with a wider collection of lands than any ruler previously. He had visions of establishing a new world ... More


The Masters of the Red Brigades

Alessandro Orsini

in Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449864
eISBN:
9780801460913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the illustrious predecessors of the Red Brigades. They belong to a politico-religious tradition that, in its most complete form represented by the Jacobin revolution, boasts ... More


The Memory of the Peasants’ War

Kat Hill

in Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany: Anabaptism and Lutheranism, 1525–1585

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198733546
eISBN:
9780191797934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733546.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Central Germany was indelibly marked by the Peasants’ War, the wave of social unrest inspired by religious reforms that swept across Germany in the years 1524–5. Scholarship has drawn a strong causal ... More


Prophecy and the Radicals: Rethinking Prophecy and the Prophet Contra the Radicals

G. Sujin Pak

in The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190866921
eISBN:
9780190866952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866921.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Several radical groups—particularly Anabaptists and Spiritualists—in Wittenberg, Zurich, and Strasbourg proffered different performances of prophecy that emphasized its visionary, ecstatic forms and ... More


The Political Is the Total

Lilian Calles Barger

in The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190695392
eISBN:
9780190695422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695392.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter illuminates how theology came to view itself and the unresolved political questions generated by modernity that liberation theologians challenged. The theo-political negotiation that ... More


Introduction: Decolonizing Modern History

Massimiliano Tomba

in Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190883089
eISBN:
9780190883119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883089.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The first chapter outlines the need for a new historiographical paradigm that supersedes the modern conception of universal history by rearticulating history as a plurality of historical ... More


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