Aus dem Niederländischen von Ad Pistorius.
Pressestimme zur englischen Ausgabe:
"… deals with medieval Christianity in its relation to Church and society. The broad scope of this work makes it extremely useful in getting a grasp on medieval Christianity which is an era of history so often ignored. Not a few theological schools may study the Early Church and then jump straight into the Reformation period. This may be due to the myth that the Middle Ages were a period of unrelieved spiritual darkness. Such a characterisation is simplistic and not true to fact. As we read this work we see that there were also points of light that emerge, testifying to the vitality of the Gospel. More importantly, it is impossible to truly understand the Reformation without an understanding of church and society in the Middle Ages. Other aspects that are dealt with include the rise of new monastic movements, the role of Jerusalem in Christian thought, veneration of saints, anti-Semitism in medieval society, heresy and church reform. This is an important and very readable book, a must for the student of church history."