Monks, Miracles and Magic: Reformation Representations of by Helen L. Parish

By Helen L. Parish

Helen L. Parish provides an leading edge new research of Reformation attitudes to medieval Christianity, revealing the method through which the medieval prior used to be rewritten via Reformation propagandists. This interesting account sheds mild on how the myths and legends of the center a long time have been reconstructed, reinterpreted, and shaped right into a ancient base for the Protestant church within the 16th century.

Crossing the usually synthetic boundary among medieval and smooth historical past, Parish attracts upon a important number of writings at the lives of the saints from either classes, and addresses ongoing debates over the connection among faith and the supernatural in early glossy Europe.

Setting key case experiences in a vast conceptual framework, Monks, Miracles and Magic is crucial analyzing for all people with an curiosity within the building of the Protestant church, and its medieval past.

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