Peoples' Religions in Reformation Europe

  title={Peoples' Religions in Reformation Europe},
  author={Thomas Allan Brady},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={173 - 182}
  • T. Brady
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
Not quite two decades ago, America's premier Marxist historian complained that 'in this secular, not to say cynical, age, few tasks present greater difficulty than that of compelling the well educated to take religious matters seriously'. Historians some of whom might qualify as ' well-educated' did indeed tend to believe that ' popular religion is basically a rural behavioural world lost through some cosmic event like the industrialisation, whose reflective meaning persists only as a mental… 
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