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Life writing in Reformation Europe : lives of reformers by friends, disciples and foes

Author: Irena Backus
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Reformation period witnessed an explosion in the number of biographies of contemporary religious figures being published. This volume examines key issues and questions about how this trend  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Calvin; Martin Luther; Martin Luther
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irena Backus
ISBN: 9780754660552 0754660559
OCLC Number: 167507982
Description: xxxiii, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Luther : instrument of God or Satan's brood. Main developments in Luther biography, 1546-1581 --
Lives of chief Swiss reformers : hagiographies, historical accounts, and exempla --
Zurich lives in the latter part of the sixteenth century --
Early lives of Calvin and Beza by friends and foes --
Post-Masson views of Calvin : Catholic and Protestant images of Calvin in the seventeenth century, or the birth of "Calvinography."
Series Title: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Responsibility: Irena Backus.
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