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Life Writing in Reformation Europe: Lives of Reformers by Friends, Disciples and Foes

History


by
Irena Backus

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 302 pages

File size: 16.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This engaging study brings to light a largely neglected genre of Reformation literature, the lives of various Reformers written after their death by contemporaries. Although far less well known than other types of writings, biography constitutes an important body of literature which sheds much light on numerous aspects of the Reformation. Utilising this important canon of reformation writing raises intriguing questions about the role of the individual and of Protestant hagiography, as well as the influence of classical and humanist traditions that stress the importance of the ‘great’ individual in setting an example for others to follow.

This engaging study brings to light a largely neglected genre of Reformation literature, the lives of various Reformers written after their death by contemporaries. Although far less well known than other types of writings, biography constitutes an important body of literature which sheds much light on numerous aspects of the Reformation. Utilising this important canon of reformation writing raises intriguing questions about the role of the individual and of Protestant… (more)

This engaging study brings to light a largely neglected genre of Reformation literature, the lives of various Reformers written after their death by contemporaries. Although far less well known than other types of writings, biography constitutes an important body of literature which sheds much light on numerous aspects of the Reformation. Utilising this important canon of reformation writing raises intriguing questions about the role of the individual and of Protestant hagiography, as well as the influence of classical and humanist traditions that stress the importance of the ‘great’ individual in setting an example for others to follow.

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