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MacCulloch, Diarmaid

Works: 98 works in 372 publications in 5 languages and 14,099 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Records and correspondence  Sources  Gazetteers  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, pre, Other
Classifications: BR305.3, 270
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Most widely held works about Diarmaid MacCulloch
Most widely held works by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reformation, which began in 1519 when Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, is the seismic event in European history over the past thousand years. The medieval world was torn apart, and not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside-down. Just about everything which followed in European history - and because of the Pilgrim Fathers, in America too - can be traced back in one way or another to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. This is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began. These key events in European history are examined in this volume
Christianity : the first three thousand years by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a time of tremendous religious awareness, when both believers and non-believers are deeply engaged by questions of religion and tradition. This ambitious book ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers 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. We follow the Christian story to all corners of the globe, filling in often neglected accounts of conversions and confrontations in Africa and Asia. And we discover the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the rise of the evangelical movement from its origins in Germany and England. We meet monks and crusaders, heretics and saints, slave traders and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in driving the Enlightenment and the Age of Exploration, and shaping the course of World Wars I and II
Thomas Cranmer : a life by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-midland roots to
The later Reformation in England, 1547-1603 by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and German and held by 867 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
Silence : a Christian history by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 854 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 boy king : Edward VI and the protestant reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 670 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
Tudor rebellions by Anthony Fletcher( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 604 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. Successive versions of Tudor Rebellions have been central to understanding Tudor politics since 1968, when Anthony Fletcher first publis
The reign of Henry VIII : politics, policy, and piety by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffolk and the Tudors : politics and religion in an English county, 1500-1600 by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 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
Groundwork of Christian history by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of a tried and tested textbook. First published in 1987, the Groundwork of Christian History has been a primer for theological college students, undergraduates, lay readers and all interested in the history and development of Christian history. Now published in a new and attractive edition with an updated bibliography, the author still manages to argue his case convincingly that history need not be boring. He takes his readers from the earliest days of the fledgling Christian Church to the end of the twentieth century and enables readers to put characters, movements and places in their wider context and make connections between them. - Publisher
Tudor church militant : Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people's Bible : the remarkable history of the King James version by Derek Wilson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the history of the Authorized Version from its earliest predecessors through its remarkable influence on the church, literature, and wider society. --from publisher description
Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition includes all surviving letters from the muniment room of a long-vanished Suffolk mansion, an important part of the correspondence of one of Tudor and Stuart England's most powerful families." "The Bacon family fortunes were founded by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal to Elizabeth I. He was father to the philosopher Francis Bacon, hut this correspondence centres on Francis's half-brother Nicholas, Premier Baronet of England, one of the Puritan gentry who ran the government of Elizabethan and Jacobean Suffolk." "One important component is a fascinating run of letters describing a failed marriage negotiation for young Nicholas's sister between the Protestant Lord Keeper and the wily guardians of a young Catholic, William Yaxley, in the fragile opening years of Elizabeth I's Protestant religious settlement." "Also included are papers of the flamboyant courtier and diplomat Sir Robert Drury, a Bacon relative by marriage (and original inhabitant of 'Dmry Lane' in London): he was friend and patron to John Donne, who features in the correspondence. Later letters touch on the Civil War in East Anglia." "The letters reveal a wealth of detail about the lives and preoccupations of English provincial magnates and their often uneasy relationship to the great political figures of the realm."--Jacket
The Chorography of Suffolk( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town finances of Elizabethan Ipswich : select treasurers' and chamberlains' accounts( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Christianity by Mai ke ku luo he( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series will reveal how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became the biggest religion in the world."--Container
Henry VIII's Enforcer : The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 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
Sexual Revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 56 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
Christianity vs. The West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 56 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?
From Pleasure to Sin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 56 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
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Christianity : the first three thousand yearsThomas Cranmer : a lifeThe later Reformation in England, 1547-1603The boy king : Edward VI and the protestant reformationTudor rebellionsThe reign of Henry VIII : politics, policy, and pietyGroundwork of Christian historyTudor church militant : Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation