The Ages of Faith: Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe (International Library of Historical Studies)

The Ages of Faith: Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe (International Library of Historical Studies)


Christianity within the later heart a long time used to be flourishing, renowned and colourful and the institutional church used to be more often than not popular--in stark distinction to the image of corruption and decline painted through the later Reformers which persists even this day.

Norman Tanner, the pre-eminent historian of the later medieval church, offers a wealthy and authoritative historical past of faith during this pivotal period.  regardless of symptoms of turbulence and calls for for reform, he demonstrates that the church remained robust, self-confident and deeply rooted. Weaving jointly key topics of non secular history--the Christian roots of Europe; the crusades; the frustrating query of the Inquisition; the connection among the church and secular kingdom; the relevant function of monasticism; and the independence of the English church--The a long time of Faith is a powerful tribute to a lifetime’s examine into this subject.  yet to many readers the relevant fascination of The a long time of Faith should be its perceptive insights into renowned and person religious event: sin, piety, penance, heresy, the position of the mystics or even ""making merry.""

The a while of Faith is an enormous contribution to the Reformation debate and provides a revealing imaginative and prescient of person and renowned faith in an incredible interval goodbye obscured via the drama of the Reformation.

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