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

Author: Susan Elizabeth Schreiner
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford studies in historical theology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Schreiner argues that Europe in the sixteenth century was preoccupied with concerns similar to ours; both the desire for certainty especially religious certainty and warnings against certainty permeated the earlier era. Digging beneath overt theological and philosophical problems, she tackles the underlying fears of the period as she addresses questions of salvation, authority, the rise of skepticism, the outbreak  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Elizabeth Schreiner
ISBN: 9780199964475 0199964475
OCLC Number: 809554492
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xvi, 480 pages ; 24 cm.
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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In this book Susan Schreiner analyzes the pervading questions about certitude and doubt in the terms and contexts of a wide variety of thinkers during Europe in the sixteenth century. polemics and  Read more...

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