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The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Heiko A. Oberman and Donald Weinstein

Abstract

This book seeks to liberate and broaden our understanding of the European Reformation, from its origins in medieval philosophy and theology through the Puritan settlers who brought Calvin's vision to the New World. Ranging over many topics, it finds connections between aspects of the Reformation and twentieth-century history and thought—most notably the connection to Nazism and the Holocaust. The book revisits earlier work on the history of anti-Semitism, rejects the notion of an unbroken line from Luther to Hitler to the Holocaust, and offers a new perspective on the Christian legacy of anti- ... More

Keywords: European Reformation, medieval philosophy, theology, Puritan settlers, Calvin, New World, twentieth-century history, Nazism, Holocaust, anti-Semitism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300098686
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300098686.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heiko A. Oberman, author

Donald Weinstein, editor

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