Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism

  title={Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism},
  author={Benjamin J. Kaplan},
An Infinity of Relics: Erasmus and the Copious Rhetoric of John Calvin's Traité des reliques
John Calvin's “Traité des reliques” (1543) inventories early modern Europe's fraudulent relics. Yet, theologically speaking, authenticity is irrelevant: all relics are idols to the evangelical
A Tulip in the Roman Curia: Proposing Novel Acronyms for Arminian and Lutheran Theology
The paradoxical relationships between free will, salvific grace, and human depravity have perplexed man for thousands of years. In the early days of the Christian Church, Catholics affirmed the free
Reading politics in 1562: Arthur Brooke’s Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet reconsidered
The English Romeo and Juliet tradition is seldom read in a political light. This essay reconsiders the political status of the story’s first English adaptation by Arthur Brooke (which Shakespeare
The Synod of Dordrecht after Four Hundred Years
As we make our way through the twenty-first century, the Reformation anniversaries continue to crop up. At a remove of four or five hundred years, the religious tumults that afflicted early modern
A neglected gap in the Weber thesis? The long economic lag of capitalism from Protestantism
This article identifies and explains a certain previously undetected or downplayed analytical problem in Max Weber’s thesis arising from a causal link between Protestantism, above all Calvinism, and
Sin and Sovereignty in the Lives of Urban Baptists in Zimbabwe
ABSTRACT What is the relation between divine and human action in the world? To understand how a certain group of Christians reckon human capacity and divine authority, I explore articulations of two
Aid for Refugees: Religion, Migration, and Poor Relief in Sixteenth-Century Geneva
ABSTRACT During the sixteenth century, migration of mainly French Protestants into Geneva resulted in a significant refugee community dedicated to discipline and poor relief. This article examines
Biographies of a reformation: religious change and confessional coexistence in Upper Lusatia, c. 1520-1635
This thesis investigates how religious coexistence functioned in the multiconfessional region of Upper Lusatia in Western Bohemia. Lutherans and Catholics found a feasible modus vivendi through