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Christianity within the later center a long time used to be flourishing, well known and colourful and the institutional church was once in general well known - in stark distinction to the image of corruption and decline painted via the later Reformers which persists even this present day.

Norman Tanner, the pre-eminent historian of the later medieval church, offers a wealthy and authoritative historical past of faith during this pivotal interval. regardless of indicators of turbulence and calls for for reform, he demonstrates that the church remained strong, self-confident and deeply rooted. Weaving jointly key subject matters of non secular heritage - 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 religion is a magnificent tribute to a lifetime’s examine into this topic. yet to many readers the critical fascination of The a while of religion could be its perceptive insights into renowned and person religious adventure: sin, piety, penance, heresy, the function of the mystics or even ‘making merry’.

The a long time of religion is a huge contribution to the Reformation debate and gives a revealing imaginative and prescient of person and well known faith in an incredible interval see you later obscured via the drama of the Reformation.

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