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Author Schramm, Gottfried, 1929-

Title Five partings of way in world history : a comparison / Gottfried Schramm ; translated by Bradley Schmidt and Bryn Roberts
Published Frankfurt am Main [Germany] : Peter Lang Edition, 2014
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Contents Cover; Contents; Chapter I. By Way of Preface: the Result; 1. Similar Processes at the Beginning of Five Ways of Life; 2. A Content-based Connection between widely separated Situations; 3. Regarding Several Terms; 4. Regarding the Origin of this Book; Chapter II. In the 13th Century BCE: Emigrants From Egypt and Monotheism; 1. Israel's Beginnings as Scholarly Challenge; 2. A Group of Small Animal Shepherds and the Reform of their Religion; 3. Midian; 4. Akhenaten and Moses; 5. A Cultural Transfer from Farmers to Herders; 6. Midian Once Again
3. Revolutionary Thinking Transplanted to Europe's Eastern Edge4. The Emancipation Reform of 1861: Parting of the Ways for Reformers and Radicals; 5. The Uprising Begins: Proclamations, Student Unrest, and Joining the People; 6. Short Cuts Lead to Long Delays: Agitators and Terrorists Organize; 7. Liberalism, Capitalism, Statehood, and the Rule of Law? I See No Liberalism, Capitalism, Statehood, or the Rule of Law; 8. A Movement Without Normative Texts; 9. The Inheritance of the Formative Phase: The Strength to Endure; Chapter VII. Progress in Russia; 1. Strengths of the Victors of 1917
9. The Separate Paths of Christians and JewsChapter IV. 1510 -- 1530: a Fissure through Central Europe and Protestantism; 1. The Place of the Reformation in the Series of great Upheavals; 2. Old and New Piety; 3. Neighbors in Spirit: Johannes von Staupitz and Martin Luther; 4. The Outcome of an Encounter in the Small Town of Wittenberg in Electoral Saxony; 5. Cities and Their Pulpits; 6. Resonance throughout Society; 7. Protestant Body Politic and the Emergence of Normative Confessions of Faith; 8. Early Modernity as Confessional Age
Chapter III. Around 30 -- 50 CE: Galilee, Antioch, and Christianity1. The approaching End of the World as Horizon of Expectation of Pious Jews of the 1st Century; 2. The Principle of Radical Pacifism before the Background of Peaceful Conditions; 3. Two Proclaimers of Judgment Day: John the Baptist and Jesus; 4. The Pharisees, the Law, and the Gentiles; 5. Jerusalem, the Priesthood, and the Temple; 6. The Community of the Resurrected; 7. Stephen and the Flight of the Christians in the Syrian Diaspora; 8. Cities around the Eastern Mediterranean as the First Mission Fields
Chapter V. From 1760 -- 1780: the English in North America and Representative Democracy1. Britannia: the might of the motherland and its admirable political culture; 2. Legislative Assemblies with Broad-based Electorates; 3. A Society without Privileged; 4. The Enlightened, Republican Reordering of the Liberated Colonies; 5. The Formative Phase Rolls On; 6. Strict Separation of Church and State; 7. A World Takes Note; Chapter VI. 1860-1880: The Russian Intelligentsia and Revolutionary Socialism; 1. A New awakening on the Edge of Europe; 2. Atheism as Gateway to a Community of Protest
Summary This comparative analysis argues that there were four or, more likely, five major turning points of world history, whose lasting effects are being felt to this day. These turning points show striking resemblances to each other: An apparently coherent community of shared convictions and a shared way of life splits unexpectedly in two, with one section swerving off on the road to a radically new set of values. This has probably been true of the rise of monotheism in opposition to the existing polytheistic norms of Oriental cultures. It has been true of the primitive Christian Church breaking awa
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Subject Historiography.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Religion -- History.
History, Modern -- Historiography.
World history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Roberts, Bryn
Schmidt, Bradley.
ISBN 3631644299
365303065X (e-book)
9783653030655 (e-book)