Flashcards in Reformation quotes and historians Deck (37):
The German Reformation was a 'communal reformation' because Luther's evangelical ideas combined with communal principles to produce change
Historian Peter Blickle
Who said about the Sack of Rome (Clement VII): 'it was seen as a sign that god was displeased with the morals of the city and pace of reform'
Who said about the Genevan Academy: 'great days of the academy only lasted a few years' and that it was never a top class uni, there were other unis teaching the reformed faith
Who said 'there can be little doubt that the papacy in the late 1560s after Trent, was far stronger than it had been in the early 1540s before Trent'
Historian Harry Reid
Who said about double predestination that Calvinists could know in time if they're elect: they'd have self confidence
Historian Geoffery Elton
Who's so d that Calvin made the implementation of the Ecclesiastical Ordinances a condition for his return to Geneva
Who said 'humanists did not wish to lead a great popular movement'
Historian Euan Cameron
Who said that the pure Latin style (of their writing) meant nothing to the peasants or poor
Historian Euan Cameron
Who said about the Capuchins 'They restored the confidence of many Catholics in their Church'
'There was a large and ready market for literacy. Underlying this was the growth of urban populations and spread of literacy'
E. J. Rice
'The preachers of indulgences are wrong when they say that a person is forgiven every penalty by the pope's indulgence'
'Geneva is the most perfect school of Christ ever seen on earth since the days of the Apostles'
'The prophet (Münzer) made a passionate speech in which he said that God had spoken to him and had promised victory'
N. Cohn about Thomas Münzer
It soon became a mark of social distinction to have taken the Exercises
About the Jesuits: 'it was the spearhead of the pastoral, active spirit of the Counter Reformation'
H. O. Evennett
The woodcut was a vital way to engage 'simple folk' in the meaning of Luther's ideas - it was crude, cheap and effective
Historian Robert Scribner
Anabaptists 'rejected most formal structures'
G. H. Williams
Luther's set of sermons (about Zwickau prophets and Münzer) was a masterpiece and his typical style'
Theology 'heart of all study'
Called Little Council 'council of the Devil' after they adopted Berne's church services
New Orders: 'restored the confidence of many Catholics in t heir Church and improved morale'
'there was a large and ready market for the printed word'
E. J. Rice
Luther was 'bright' and 'hard-working'
The tone of the theses 'concise and combative' and 'caught the public imagination'
Songs were written against him, men abused him as a hypocrite and tyrant (Calvin)
'if he were wise', knew the 'joyful release of voluntary humiliation'
T. H. L. Parker
When he first arrived at the church there was 'no reformation. Everything was in turmoil.'
Historical view on Calvin's role against opponents
Some say the Council played a big part in putting them on trial, some say his opponents weren't in his league to begin with.
Many people opposed Calvin because he was too strict
Lutherans strongly consolidating territories up to 1618
Radicalism was the religion of the poor
H. G. Koenigsberger
Rejected most formal structures
Revisionist such as G. H. Williams
Loyola's instructions to Council of Trent surprisingly low key
Jesuit colleges gained support of nobility, princes, bourgeoisie
Xavier 'judged by most he met to be a madman'
Corrected the lurid picture of the family guilty of incest and expert poisoners
Michael Mullet, Revisionist historians