Diarmaid MacCulloch


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in Kent, The United Kingdom
October 31, 1951

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A History of Christianity: ...

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The Reformation: A History

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

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Thomas Cranmer

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Silence: A Christian History

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The Boy King: Edward VI and...

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All Things Made New: The Re...

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The Later Reformation in En...

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The Reign of Henry VIII: Po...

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Groundwork of Christian His...

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“Human societies are based on the human tendency to want things, and are geared to satisfying those wants: possessions or facilities to bring ease and personal satisfaction. The results are frequently disappointing, and always terminate in the embarrassing non sequitur of death.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

“The end of toleration in 1685 left a legacy of bitterness and instability in France, for it failed to destroy the Huguenots, while encouraging an arrogance and exclusiveness within the established Catholic Church. In the great French. Revolution after 1789 this divide was one of the forces encouraging the extraordinary degree of revulsion against Catholic Church institutions, clergy and religious that produced the atrocities of the 1790s; beyond that it created the anticlericalism which has been so characteristic of the left in the politics of modern southern Europe. In the history of modern France, it is striking how the areas in the south that after 1572 formed the Protestant heartlands continued to form the backbone of anti-clerical, anti-monarchical voters for successive Republics, and even in the late twentieth century they were still delivering a reliable vote for French Socialism.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation

“Nationalism is a phenomenon of the world after the 1789 French Revolution; it implies a common consciousness created within a consolidated territory, usually involving a single language and shared culture, producing a public rhetoric of a single national will, and with the agenda of creating or reinforcing a unitary state.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation



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