A linking of heaven and earth: Studies in religious and cultural history in honor of carlos m.n. eire

Emily Michelson, Scott K. Taylor, Mary Noll Venables

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The Reformation of the sixteenth century shattered the unity of medieval Christendom, and the resulting fissures spread to the corners of the earth. No scholar of the period has done more than Carlos M.N. Eire, however, to document how much these ruptures implicated otherworldly spheres as well. His deeply innovative publications helped shape new fields of study, intertwining social, intellectual, cultural, and religious history to reveal how, lived beliefs had real and profound implications for social and political life in early modern Europe. Reflecting these themes, the volume celebrates the intellectual legacy of Carlos Eire’s scholarship, applying his distinctive combination of cultural and religious history to new areas and topics. In so doing it underlines the extent to which the relationship between the natural and the supernatural in the early modern world was dynamic, contentious, and always urgent. Organized around three sections - ‘Connecting the Natural and the Supernatural’, ‘Bodies in Motion: Mind, Soul, and Death’ and ‘Living One’s Faith’ - the essays are bound together by the example of Eire’s scholarship, ensuring a coherence of approach that makes the book crucial reading for scholars of the Reformation, Christianity and early modern cultural history.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages259
ISBN (Electronic)9781317187660
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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© 2012 Emily Michelson, Scott K. Taylor and Mary Noll Venables, and the contributors.

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  • General Arts and Humanities


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