June 19, Lynda O Leave a comment Go to comments For the Challies Reading Challenge , and especially appropriate for this the th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, I have read the first volume out of five of J. The reading is straightforward and clear, and a good selection for audio listening. Chapters introduce and provide details concerning Melancthon and Erasmus, as well as lesser known figures such as Reuchlin, Spalatin, and Staupitz. Here the PDF version is helpful, for spelling so many German names. The focus is mainly on Luther, but we also see the many influences on his life, the friends placed in his life at various points, and the rising support from the leaders, students and the common people of Germany. Approaching the monk, he asked him if he had the power of pardoning sins that men have an intention of committing.
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Rated 5 out of 5 Robert Widdowson — 22 December C. Lewis advised reading older books alongside newer ones. This old gem is worth studying. It once held such great promise. It tells the story of what our great God is able to accomplish through tiny means, in this case the British Isles.
Much insight into the lives and character of men and women of times past. After I read volume two, I am sure to read it again, and give do respect to Mr J.
Rated 4 out of 5 Tim — 14 September I just finished both volumes of this very good history of the Reformation in England. The author sure kept it interesting, even though his writing reflects an earlier era.
I recommend it for anyone who would like to better understand the forces at work in this period English history, particularly during the reign of Henry VIII. One thing that impressed me about this time was the number of people who were put to the stake or beheaded for things that most of us take for granted, such as the question of the transubstantiation.
For instance, there were those who were burned at the stake merely because they refused to confess that the real presence of Christ was not in the bread and the wine. There are differences of opinion today, but no one is put to death for holding on to one or the other. The author obviously favors the protestant reformers, and seems to be fair at points to those who remained Roman Catholic, but it would be interesting to read a a RC response to a number of the events recorded in the book.
For anyone interested in the history of the Reformation in England this is an important resource. Rated 5 out of 5 Carl E. Wolfe — 28 November My wife have read both volumes-we can hardly put them down. His contradictory influence on the British church explains why the Anglican church is now a mix of Roman Catholicism and the Protestant church. The stories of the English Reformers will inspire you and spur you on to radical obedience to Jesus Christ.
If there is a weakness in this book it would be the repetition of content with some of the historical events, as well as overly simplistic explanations of some of the historical facts of the Reformation in England. All in all, it is worth the read and will keep you entertained. Add a testimonial.
Merle d’Aubigné’s History of the Reformation Vols. 1-5
Rated 5 out of 5 Robert Widdowson — 22 December C. Lewis advised reading older books alongside newer ones. This old gem is worth studying. It once held such great promise. It tells the story of what our great God is able to accomplish through tiny means, in this case the British Isles. Much insight into the lives and character of men and women of times past.
History of the Reformation in the sixteenth century
His 8-volume history of the Reformation describes not only theological and ecclesiastical reform, but also the implication of the Reformation on culture, the arts, philosophy, and science in the centuries which followed. Although John Calvin figures prominently in the History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin, this work is not biographical. He argues that not only religious, but also political emancipation results from the Reformation, and explores the nature of religious freedom, political liberty, and the influence on human history in the three centuries following the Reformation. The History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin not only became a best-selling and widely praised account of the Reformation, but remains one of the most compelling and influential Reformation histories more than a century after its original publication. With Logos, you get access to these massive volumes with the power and speed of your digital library. Perform searches, create footnotes and citations, and click your way through one of the most comprehensive Reformation histories ever written! These volumes are ideal for Reformation scholars, church historians, and theologians.
History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century
Start your review of History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century Write a review Aug 16, Wesley Kavanagh rated it it was amazing Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. This work is the definitive, protestant history of the Reformation. A must read. In the edition that I read, Sprinkle Publications reprint which amounted to seven volumes, this is a read that will take years. But there are a couple of sections that I recommend. The Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.