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Are you alone wise? : the search for certainty in the early modern era, Susan E. Schreiner

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Are you alone wise? : the search for certainty in the early modern era
Title
Are you alone wise?
Title remainder
the search for certainty in the early modern era
Statement of responsibility
Susan E. Schreiner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Schreiner argues that Europe in the sixteenth century was preoccupied with concerns similar to ours; both the desire for certainty e̮specially religious certainty a̮nd 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 of religious violence, the discernment of spirits, and the ambiguous relationship between appearance and reality. In her examination of the history of theological polemics and debates (as well as other genres), Schreiner sheds light on the repeated evaluation of certainty and the recurring fear of deception. Among the texts she draws on are Montaigne's Essays; the mystical writings of Teresa of Avila; the works of Reformation fathers William of Occam, Luther, Thomas Muntzer, and Thomas More; and the dramas of Shakespeare. The result is a book not about theology, but rather about the way in which the concern with certitude determined the theology, polemics, and literature of an age."--Book jacket
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Schreiner, Susan Elizabeth
Index
index present
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.S3265 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in historical theology.
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  • Certainty
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • Certainty
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Philosophie
  • Theologie
  • Gewissheit
  • Glaube
  • Gewissheit
  • Glaube
  • Kirche
  • Kirchengeschichte
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Are you alone wise? : the search for certainty in the early modern era, Susan E. Schreiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 480 p.
Isbn
9780195313420
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009040886
System control number
  • (OCoLC)454376822
  • (OCoLC)ocn454376822
Label
Are you alone wise? : the search for certainty in the early modern era, Susan E. Schreiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 480 p.
Isbn
9780195313420
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009040886
System control number
  • (OCoLC)454376822
  • (OCoLC)ocn454376822

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