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The War on Heresy

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674416895

Publication Date: 10/06/2014

Academic Trade

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

North America only

  • List of Maps
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Map: Europe [showing landmark burnings]
  • Prologue: Death and a maiden
  • Part I: Cry Havoc
    • 1. The Avenging Flames
    • 2. The Gift of the Holy Spirit
    • 3. The Apostolic Life
    • 4. Monks, Miracles and Manichees
    • 5. The Simoniac Heresy
    • 6. Routing Out These Detestable Plagues
    • 7. Sowers of the Word
    • 8. Sheep in the Midst of Wolves
    • 9. Making Enemies
  • Part II: The Dogs of War
    • 10. Exposed to Contumely and Persecution
    • 11. Sounding the Alarm
    • 12. Drawing the Lines
    • 13. Speaking of Principles
    • 14. The Enemy at the Gate
    • 15. To War and Arms
    • 16. Politics by Other Means
    • 17. The Sleep of Reason
    • 18. The Vineyard of the Lord
  • Epilogue: A Winter Journey
  • Afterword: The War among the Scholars
  • Chronology
  • Further Reading
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Descriptive Index of People
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2012
  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012
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