By John Bossy
Christians are meant to love their neighbours, together with their enemies. this is often by no means effortless. whilst feud and honour are universal realities, it really is even more durable than traditional. This e-book sketches the heritage of peace-making among humans (not nations) as an task of church buildings or of Christianity among the Reformation and the eighteenth century. the tale is mentioned in 4 international locations (Italy, France, Germany, and England) and in different spiritual settings (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Church of britain, and Calvinist). every one model is a version upon a subject matter: what the writer calls a 'moral culture' which contrasts, as a continual significant, with the novelties of conception and perform brought by way of the sixteenth-century reformers. in most cases the subject has a lot to claim concerning the destinies of Christianity in every one nation, and extra broadly, and moves a chord in an effort to resonate in either the social and the non secular heritage of the West.