By Norman Tanner
Norman Tanner, the pre-eminent historian of the later medieval church, offers a wealthy and authoritative background of faith during this pivotal interval. regardless of symptoms of turbulence and calls for for reform, he demonstrates that the church remained strong, self-confident and deeply rooted. Weaving jointly key issues of spiritual background - the Christian roots of Europe; the crusades; the tricky query of the Inquisition; the connection among the church and secular nation; the valuable position of monasticism; and the independence of the English church - The a while of religion is a powerful tribute to a lifetime’s examine into this topic. yet to many readers the relevant fascination of The a long time of religion should be its perceptive insights into well known and person religious adventure: sin, piety, penance, heresy, the function of the mystics or even ‘making merry’.
The a while of religion is an enormous contribution to the Reformation debate and gives a revealing imaginative and prescient of person and renowned faith in a major interval see you later obscured through the drama of the Reformation.
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Ages of Faith: Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe (International Library of Historical Studies) by Norman Tanner