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Reading Augustine in the ReformationThe Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620$
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Arnoud S. Q. Visser

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199765935

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Reading Augustine in the Reformation
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Arnoud S. Q. Visser (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0001

This chapter introduces the reader to Augustine of Hippo and his varied reception in the long sixteenth century. It explains the aims, scope, and organization of the book and situates its main arguments in the context of recent research in the fields of Reformation history (including the confessionalization paradigm, the concept of Augustinianism and recent studies of the reception of the Church fathers), Renaissance Humanism, and the history of reading.

Keywords:   Augustine of Hippo, Augustinianism, Reformation, Counter-Reformation, confessionalization, Renaissance Humanism, history of reading

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