The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Brad S. Gregory

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Brad S. Gregory year 2012
  • Book name: The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
  • Author: Brad S. Gregory
  • Release date: 2012/8/26
  • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780674045637
  • Rating: 9 of 10
  • Votes: 632
  • Review by: Neida Winchester
  • Review rating: 7.3 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Total pages: 592
  • Includes a PDF summary of 69 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In a work that is as much about the present as the past, Brad Gregory identifies the unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation and traces the way it shaped the modern condition over the course of the following five centuries. A hyperpluralism of religious and secular beliefs, an absence of any substantive common good, the triumph of capitalism and its driver, consumerism-all these, Gregory argues, were long-term effects of a movement that marked the end of more than a millennium during which Christianity provided a framework for shared intellectual, social, and moral life in the West. Before the Protestant Reformation, Western Christianity was an institutionalized worldview laden with expectations of security for earthly societies and hopes of eternal salvation for individuals. The Reformation's protagonists sought to advance the realization of this vision, not disrupt it. But a complex web of rejections, retentions, and transformations of medieval Christianity gradually replaced the religious fabric that bound societies together in the West.Today, what we are left with are fragments: intellectual disagreements that splinter into ever finer fractals of specialized discourse; a notion that modern science-as the source of all truth-necessarily undermines religious belief; a pervasive resort to a therapeutic vision of religion; a set of smuggled moral values with which we try to fertilize a sterile liberalism; and the institutionalized assumption that only secular universities can pursue knowledge. The Unintended Reformation asks what propelled the West into this trajectory of pluralism and polarization, and finds answers deep in our medieval Christian past.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 26H38M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Religion, Protestantism & Protestant Churches, Christian Books, Historiography, Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, History Of The Americas, Religious Groups: Social & Cultural Aspects, Church History
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 41.41 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x235x44.45mm
  • Weight: 988.83g
  • Printed by: The Belknap Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States
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