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MacCulloch, Diarmaid

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Most widely held works by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 3,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation examines the lasting implications of this period, providing profiles of the individuals involved and discussing the impact of the Reformation on everyday lives
Christianity : the first three thousand years by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early twenty-first century could be characterized as a time of tremendous religious awareness, when both believers and non-believers are deeply engaged by questions of religion and tradition. This book ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers Christianity around the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith, to teach modern readers how Jesus' message spread and how the New Testament was formed. The book follows the Christian story to different corners of the globe, filling in often neglected accounts of conversions and confrontations in Africa and Asia. The author also covers the roots of the faith that galvanized America and charts the rise of the evangelical movement from its origins in Germany and England. This book introduces the stories of monks and crusaders, heretics and saints, slave traders and abolitionists, and reveals Christianity's essential role in driving the Enlightenment and the Age of Exploration, and in shaping the course of World Wars I and II
Thomas Cranmer : a life by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cranmer was the architect of Henry VIII's unprecedented divorce and established the first stage of the reformed English church, while supplying its standard liturgy - the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. This book traces Cranmer's life from his Midlands roots to death at the stake in Oxford
All things made new : the Reformation and its legacy by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most profound characteristic of Western Europe in the Middle Ages was its cultural and religious unity, a unity secured by a common alignment with the Pope in Rome, and a common language--Latin--for worship and scholarship. The Reformation shattered that unity, and the consequences are still with us today. In this book, historian Diarmaid MacCulloch examines not only the Reformation's impact across Europe, but also the Catholic Counter-Reformation and the special evolution of religion in England, revealing how one of the most turbulent, bloody, and transformational events in Western history has shaped modern society. The Reformation may have launched a social revolution, MacCulloch argues, but it was not caused by social and economic forces, or even by a secular idea like nationalism; it sprang from a big idea about death, salvation, and the afterlife. This idea--that salvation was entirely in God's hands and there was nothing humans could do to alter his decision--ended the Catholic Church's monopoly in Europe and altered the trajectory of the entire future of the West. By turns passionate, funny, meditative, and subversive, All Things Made New takes readers onto fascinating new ground, exploring the original conflicts of the Reformation and cutting through prejudices that continue to distort popular conceptions of a religious divide still with us after five centuries. This monumental work, from one of the most distinguished scholars of Christianity writing today, explores the ways in which historians have told the tale of the Reformation, why their interpretations have changed so dramatically over time, and ultimately, how the contested legacy of this revolution continues to impact the world today.--From dust jacket
Thomas Cromwell : a revolutionary life by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the sixteenth century we have been fascinated by Henry VIII and the man who stood beside him, guiding him, enriching him, and enduring the king's insatiable appetites and violent outbursts until Henry ordered his beheading in July 1540. After a decade of sleuthing in the royal archives, Diarmaid MacCulloch has emerged with a tantalizing new understanding of Henry's mercurial chief minister, the inscrutable and utterly compelling Thomas Cromwell. History has not been kind to the son of a Putney brewer who became the architect of England's split with Rome. Where past biographies portrayed him as a scheming operator with blood on his hands, Hilary Mantel reimagined him as a far more sympathetic figure buffered by the whims of his master. So which was he--the villain of history or the victim of her creation? MacCulloch sifted through letters and court records for answers and found Cromwell's fingerprints on some of the most transformative decisions of Henry's turbulent reign. But he also found Cromwell the man, an administrative genius, rescuing him from myth and slander. The real Cromwell was a deeply loving father who took his biggest risks to secure the future of his son, Gregory. He was also a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary. In the end, he could not appease or control the man whose humors were so violent and unpredictable. But he made his mark on England, setting her on the path to religious awakening and indelibly transforming the system of government of the English-speaking world"--Publisher description
Silence : a Christian history by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first half of this book is a ... wide-ranging yet concise survey of the idea of silence in Christian theology and in the practices of all kinds of Christians through the centuries. In the second half, different kinds of quiet in Christian history come under scrutiny"--Review, Sunday Times (London)
The later Reformation in England, 1547-1603 by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully updated in the light of a decade of scholarship, this Second Edition provides a narrative of events in the later English Reformation, with personal glimpses of monarchs, clerics, politicians, and zealots who helped or hindered the work of reform. It then discusses the ideas which shaped this religious revolution, and argues that the Anglicanism of the modern Church of England was one of the least likely outcomes of a Protestant movement with an international agenda. Finally, the book surveys the problems which Reformers faced in making people love the Reformation, or at least accept it. Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses those who never accepted what was on offer: on the one hand, people loyal to the Pope, and on the other, radical Christians who wanted to worship God in their own way. He suggests that the confused events of the English Reformation resulted in a Church which has never thereafter dared to define its identify decisively as Protestant or Catholic, and which has ended up glorying in this strange history and its spiritual consequences."--Jacket
Tudor rebellions by Anthony Fletcher( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudor age was a tumultuous one - a time of the Reformation, conspiracies, uprisings and rebellions. The Tudor Rebellions gives a chronological run-down of the major rebellions and throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty's attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society
The boy king : Edward VI and the protestant reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The boy-king Edward VI, last of the male Tudors, died while still a teenager, his plans for England's future soon to be overturned by his half-sister Mary. Yet his reign has a significance out of all proportion to its six-year span. During its brief course, he spearheaded a religious revolution which propelled England into the heart of the Protestant Reformation, letting loose an explosive new form of Christianity, the Church of England, and the Book of Common Prayer." "In this illustrated book, Diarmaid MacCulloch illuminates the significance of Edward's turbulent and neglected reign. He takes a fresh look at the life and beliefs of the young king and of the ruthless politicians who jostled for power around him. He analyses the single-minded strategy of the Protestant Revolution, and assesses the support it enjoyed among the people of England. MacCulloch describes the crisis of 1549, when nationwide unrest dividing the government and the people brought about the overthrow of the King's charismatic uncle and Lord Protector, the Duke of Somerset."--Jacket
The reign of Henry VIII : politics, policy, and piety by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each book in the Problems in Focus series is designed to make available to students important new work on key historical problems and periods that they encounter on their courses. This volume is devoted to the reign of Henry VIII
Suffolk and the Tudors : politics and religion in an English county, 1500-1600 by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study throws new light on the relationship between the counties and central government, and on the changing political and religious views of both gentry and people at the time of the English Reformation. Winner of the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize
Diarmaid MacCulloch's A history of Christianity by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-part series presented by Diarmaid Maculloch reveal the true origins of Christianity and delves into what it means to be a Christian. The first Christianity: Professor MacCullough goes in search of Christianity's forgotten origins. Catholicism: How did a small Jewish sect from the backwoods of Palestine, which preached humility and the virtue of poverty, become the established religion of Western Europe? Orthodoxy: Professor MacCullough discusses the tumultuous history of Eastern Orthodoxy suffering from Muslim expansion, betrayal by crusading Catholics, and facing near extinction under Soviet Communism. Reformation: Professor MacCullough makes sense of the Reformation and of how faith based on obedience and authority gave birth to one based on individual conscience. Protestantism: Professor MacCullough shows that the original Evangelical explosion was driven by a concern for social justice and the claim that you could stand in a direct emotional relationship with God. In America its preachers marketed Christianity with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. In Africa it converted much of the continent by adapting to local traditions and now it's expanding into Asia. God in the dock: Professor MacCullough challenges the simplistic notion that faith in Christianity has steadily ebbed away before the relentless advance of science, reason and progress and shows instead how the tide of faith perversely flows back in
A history of Christianity : the first three thousand years by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.--From publisher description
Tudor church militant : Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an account of the Reformation in England under Edward VI. It challenges many established views and also gives an account of the religion of young Elizabeth I
The people's Bible : the remarkable history of the King James version by Derek Wilson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The People's Bible: The Remarkable Story of the King James Bible tells the story of one of the most influential, provocative, ambitious projects of its day: translating the Bible into English, the language of the people. In 1604 the new King James I convened a meeting at Hampton Court to address the problem of the Puritans. The recommendation was for the authorization of a new translation of the Bible, one that would be accessible to the common people and placed in every Church in his realm. Within three years a team of 47 scholars on six committees had begun work in Oxford, Cambridge and Westminster. The fruit of their labours was the Authorized Version published in 1611. Beautifully presented and based on scholarly research, this book traces the fascinating history of the AV from its earliest predecessors through its remarkable influence on the church, literature, and wider society
Christianity vs. The West( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final episode of the series, professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the official Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. The Enlightenment encouraged people to question authority and that included the Church's teachings on sex. In the late 17th century, prostitution and homosexuality openly flourished in western cities - an open affront to centuries of Christian teaching. At the same time, new forms of Protestantism, such as Methodism, began to question traditional Church teaching, giving leadership roles to women. In the Victorian age, sex became a subject for scientists to study, instead of a sin for the Church to condemn. Some Christian thinkers began to challenge the sexual status quo. Josephine Butler fought on behalf of prostitutes, while Bishop John Colenso argued that African converts should be allowed to continue their practice of polygamy. And in the mid 20th century, Christians were at the forefront of the successful campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality. But elsewhere, Church leaders railed against these changes. Rome insisted on no divorce, no homosexuality, no contraception. And in recent years, both Catholic and Protestant Churches have been mired in sex abuse scandals. Does Christian thinking still have anything to teach a secular world about sex?
Sexual Revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch continues his exploration of how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality through history. Travelling from North East England to Germany and Italy, he explains how the Christian church took control of marriage in the 11th century, turning a civil institution into a sacred rite of Christianity. And he reveals how the Protestant Reformation launched a sexual revolution
From Pleasure to Sin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first part of a major three-part series, the eminent theological historian Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality throughout history. Travelling from Israel to Greece, Italy and Ireland, he begins by showing how the early Christians transformed sex from a biological necessity into a vice, from a pleasure into a sin. Even though Jesus Christ said very little about sex, Christianity soon promoted celibacy as the Christian ideal, turned sex into something dangerous and made even marriage second-best
Thomas Cromwell : a life by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous or notorious figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, such that in the 1530s he was effectively running the country for the King. That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of parliament, the dissolution of all monasteries, and the coming of the Protestantism. Cromwell was central to all this, but establishing his role with precision has been notoriously difficult. Diarmaid MacCulloch's biography is the most complete life ever written of this elusive figure, making connections not previously seen and revealing the channels through which power in early Tudor England flowed. It overturns many received interpretations, for example that Cromwell and Anne Boleyn were allies because of their common religious sympathies, showing how he in fact destroyed her. It introduces the many different personalities contributing to these foundational years, all worrying about the 'terrifyingly unpredictable' Henry VIII, and allows readers to feel that all this is going on around them. For a time, the self-made 'ruffian', as he described himself ruthless, adept in the exercise of power, quietly determined in religious revolution was master of events
Henry VIII's Enforcer : the Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell has gone down in history as one of the most corrupt and manipulative ruffians ever to hold power in this country. A commoner turned Chief Minister, his ruthless pursuit of power and money have captured the public's imagination for centuries, painting a dark portrait of a merciless politician who destroyed people and institutions to please and enrich his king. But Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (How God Made The English, A History Of Christianity), reveals another side. He argues that Thomas Cromwell was a principled and pioneering statesman: an idealist and a revolutionary, whose radical evangelism laid the foundations for the modern British state
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The Reformation
Christianity : the first three thousand yearsThomas Cranmer : a lifeThe later Reformation in England, 1547-1603Tudor rebellionsThe boy king : Edward VI and the protestant reformationThe reign of Henry VIII : politics, policy, and pietyA history of Christianity : the first three thousand yearsTudor church militant : Edward VI and the Protestant ReformationThe people's Bible : the remarkable history of the King James version
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D. N. J.(Diarmaid N. J.) MacCulloch

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