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Are you alone wise? : the search for certainty in the early modern era

Author: Susan Elizabeth Schreiner
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Schreiner argues that Europe in the 16th century was preoccupied with certainty, especially religious certainty. She analyzes the pervading questions about certitude & doubt in the terms & contexts of a wide variety of thinkers during this time of competing truths.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Elizabeth Schreiner
ISBN: 9780195313420 0195313429
OCLC Number: 701205797
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 480 pages).
Contents: Beginnings: questions and debates in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries --
"Abba! Father!": the certainty of salvation --
"The spiritual man judges all things": the certainty of exegetical authority --
Are you alone wise?: the Catholic response --
Experientia: the great age of the Spirit --
Unmasking the angel of light: the discernment of the spirits --
"Men should be what they seem": appearances and reality.
Series Title: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Responsibility: Susan E. Schreiner.

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