Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)

Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)


Across early-modern Europe the confessional struggles of the Reformation touched almost each element of civic lifestyles; and nowhere was once this extra obvious than within the universities, the seedbed of political and ecclesiastical society. Focussing on occasions in Scotland, this e-book unearths how confirmed universities stumbled on themselves on the centre of a fight by way of competing forces attempting to advertise their very own political, non secular or academic ideals, and below pageant from new associations. It surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic collage method right into a greatly-expanded Protestant one within the many years following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. at the same time the examine assesses the contribution of the continentally-educated spiritual reformer Andrew Melville to this approach within the context of broader ecu social and cultural advancements - together with starting to be lay curiosity in schooling (as as a result renaissance humanism), and the involvement of royal and civic govt in addition to the recent Protestant Kirk in collage enlargement and reform.

Through systematic use of principally overlooked manuscript resources, the publication deals clean views on either Andrew Melville and the advance of Scottish larger schooling post-1560. in addition to offering an in depth photo of occasions in Scotland, it contributes to our starting to be figuring out of the position performed by means of greater schooling in shaping society throughout Europe.

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