Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents
The evidence is everywhere: fundamentalist reading can stir passions and provoke violence that changes the world. Amid such present-day conflagrations, this illuminating book reminds us of the sources, and profound consequences, of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century.
James Simpson focuses on a critical moment in early modern England, specifically the cultu...more
Pedagogy is crucial to understanding. Learning & competent wisdom depends upon a mentoring teacher to lead one to what one reads being what it says & means.
The bane of unintended consequences is that very opportunity of a new innovation can lead to the genesis of the exact opposite of the good one intended to do -- and it can happen so very much faster than one expects.