600 years of theological, cultural and political connections
This surprisingly comprehensive overview describes many often forgotten contacts and partnerships over more than 600 years between Basel, Switzerland and the evolving Church in England. The author brings together Wycliffe, the 1431 Council of Basel, Charles the Bold, the English King Henry VIII, Erasmus, the Reformation, the younger Hans Holbein, Zwingli, John Foxe and the refugees from Mary Tudor, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Basel’s august Three Kings Hotel, and today’s Anglican Church in Basel, and many more. These are threaded into a carefully researched, scholarly and often entertaining narrative. The story clearly shows how Basel’s Humanist traditions and scholars helped the evolving English Church, while English influences in return promoted evangelism and worldwide mission. This book will interest general readers and scholars alike, both the many who love Basel, and also those who wish to see Anglican history in a wider European context. Bryan Stone, born in Walsall, England, and a lifelong Anglican, has lived in the Basel Region since 1969, and is a Swiss citizen. For many years he was an Anglican Churchwarden in Basel. During an international career in freight transportation research and planning, and with the help of University and Archives in Basel and Britain, he became a student of Basel, of its culture and of ecclesiastical history, and has published many articles. This book was started in 2003 and was completed in time for an English-language contribution to the Erasmus year, 2016, marked in Basel by various events. Bryan Stone’s wife Johanna Rieke is also an author, with already three Sherlock Holmes novels to her credit.
SC: 274 Seiten
Verlag: Frankfurter Taschenbuchverlag
Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,8 x 1,8 x 21 cm
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