By R. Po-chia Hsia
This quantity brings jointly 29 new essays by means of top foreign students, to supply an inclusive review of contemporary paintings in Reformation heritage.
- Presents Catholic Renewal as a continuum of the Protestant Reformation.
- Examines Reformation in jap and Western Europe, Asia and the Americas.
- Takes a large, inclusive strategy вЂ“ overlaying either conventional themes and state-of-the-art parts of dialogue.
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Outside the universities, heresy was a communal activity: like-minded groups came together for mutual instruction, support, and discipline. Outside Bohemia, such behavior was necessarily somewhat clandestine. Heretical gatherings took place typically in private homes, in the evenings or at night. Waldenses in the Alpine valleys would sometimes meet further up the valleys; those who lived in the German towns of fourteenth-century Bohemia sometimes constructed hidden rooms or cellars where they could gather undetected (Cameron, Reformation of the Heretics, p.
It would be fascinating to discover how far Waldensian followers absented themselves from patronal celebrations, Corpus Christi processions, or other manifestations of late medieval voluntary religion. In theory they disapproved of them all. All the movements studied in this chapter held that some, most, or all of the Catholic priesthood were contaminated by sin: above all by their abandonment of apostolic poverty, their acceptance of worldly authority, their simoniacal and materialistic practices.
Alpine Waldenses usually avoided intermarriage with Catholics, and were accused of holding themselves aloof and superior. In their colonies, in Provence or southern Italy, language, customs, and group identity tended to make them marry even more exclusively with each other. Though no such reason existed for the Lollards of London, an ecclesiastical investigator in 1521 asked whether it was a Lollard practice to marry only amongst each other’s families (Audisio, Vaudois du Luberon, pp. 110–14; Cameron, Reformation of the Heretics, pp.