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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Hundreds of years before the Protestant Reformation struck medieval Europe there was a group of Christians who challenged the primacy of the Catholic Church.
But who were these precursors of Protestantism What were their beliefs and how did they influence later rejections of Roman Catholicism Following the teachings of Peter Waldo, the Waldenses had emerged in the later twelfth century. Shunning wealth and translating the Bible in their own language, this religious order that began in southern France quickly came into conflict with the Catholic Church.
But unlike other Christian heresies, like the Albigensians, they were not obliterated by a crusade and instead carried on through to the Reformation and even afterwards. They were however still persecuted for their beliefs, most notoriously in when Provencal and Papal soldiers killed hundreds or even thousands of Waldenses at Merindol. Wylies brilliant The History of the Waldenses uncovers the fascinating story of this early reformed church, it is essential reading for anyone interested in discovering more about the origins of Protestantism.
James Aitken Wylie was a Scottish historian of religion and Presbyterian minister. He was a prolific writer and is most famous for his twenty-four book long The History of Protestantism.
The History of the Waldenses is the sixteenth book in this work and was first published in Wylie died before completing his History of the Scottish Nation in Read more Read less. Amazon International Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Manufacturer warranty may not apply. Learn more about Amazon International Store.
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Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Needed to be familiar with the 1st several hundred years of church history that was not written by a corrupt Roman Catholic.
This tells some of the story. The writer Mr. Wylie seems more interested in describing the mountains and valleys, the flora and fauna and the weather of the places more than the events that occurred there.
It takes some getting used to his way of expressing things. Rather like reading ancient Homer. A very compelling read about the sacrifice and final justification and victory of the Waldensian people who suffered from acts of genocidal extermination by the Catholic church for the crime of believing the Bible and not the Catholic's idolatrous, heretical, pagan beliefs.
Hello folks A little different review take here. I wanted to let people know that the Kindle download - specifically - works quite well, indeed. This is a treat for those of us who enjoy older texts. I am an author and publisher so I have intimate knowledge onto what kind of effort it takes to convert these older books into a Kindle release. This book is a quality Kindle release.
It is not just a scanned PDF that is too difficult to read on small screens, the text is flowing and works just like any other Kindle book. The only gripe that I have is that there is no hypertext enabled table of contents.
HOWEVER, for those of you with a Kindle with the d-pad included, you can use the left and right d-pad keys to jump through chapters one at a time. Using this functionality it is easy to navigate in large jumps through the text.
I had noticed that no other reviewer had mentioned how it looked on their Kindle device I have both the Fire type reader interface and the eInk older Kindle and both display the book without issue and wanted to reassure those out there contemplating its purchase.
This is an excellent book about a people little heard of in my past. The Waldensian name appears only briefly in the history of some modern Bible versions. I just have to know more about them and the part they played in preserving the Scriptures. This is a reprint of part of a history of Protestantism written by a Scottish historian and Presbyterian minister, first published in The information is very informative of a period and place of extreme persecution of a group of dissenters who preceded Martin Luther and others of the "Protestant Reformation" by the Church of Rome and her secular supporters over a span of time greater than years.
This information is unknown today to much of the Protestant church which aims and claims to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, probably because the Church of Rome, in its reduced power and influence in worldly affairs, has long since ceased to persecute Protestants and other dissenters with the passion and severity it routinely used when it wielded much greater secular power.
Some of this material covers, in extremely graphic detail, the tortures and treatment of the Waldensian dissenters let readers of delicate sentiments be warned , who refused to submit to the authority and practices of the Papal church, including participation in the Roman mass and sacraments.
The value of this book, to me, lies in the warnings of history of the dangers inherent in religions and religious institutions which wield their claims to the Truth as a cudgel with which to subjugate and control dissenters, skeptics, and unbelievers.
It is troubling to consider such treatment of human beings by other human beings, not only did take place, but could reappear even in Western society, as it still currently occurs in many other parts of the world. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
The History of the Waldenses (Dodo Press)
The History of the Waldenses. During the 12th century onwards, they were persecuted as heretics and endured near annihilation in the 17th century. They were outlawed, hunted, tortured, murdered, and hated by the ruling church of their day because they lived by the truth of God's Word and did not bow to their traditions and man-made laws. They kept the light of truth burning amid the darkness of the Middle Ages.
History of the Waldenses- J. A. Wylie
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Hundreds of years before the Protestant Reformation struck medieval Europe there was a group of Christians who challenged the primacy of the Catholic Church. But who were these precursors of Protestantism What were their beliefs and how did they influence later rejections of Roman Catholicism Following the teachings of Peter Waldo, the Waldenses had emerged in the later twelfth century. Shunning wealth and translating the Bible in their own language, this religious order that began in southern France quickly came into conflict with the Catholic Church. But unlike other Christian heresies, like the Albigensians, they were not obliterated by a crusade and instead carried on through to the Reformation and even afterwards.
History of the Waldenses - J. A. Wylie