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[It is the theme of The Gospel Coalition’s national conference in April, and the topic of a major Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning conference in October. [See my review of this book at Reformation21.]. Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of A History of the Reformation (Vol. 233 ratings — published 1520, avg rating 4.00 — “There was just such a man when I was young—an Austrian who invented a new way of life and convinced himself that he was the chap to make it work. [See Noll’s Books & Culture review of Eire here.] published 1943, avg rating 3.91 — This classic of Christian scholarship is out of print, but is readily available in used copies or through InterLibrary Loan. Our list of the 50 best historical fiction books includes bestsellers, bookseller picks, and award winners. published 2000, avg rating 4.25 — published 1544, avg rating 4.42 — Sign up to receive our special offers and new releases. Kirsi Stjerna, Women and the Reformation. ], I asked several historians for suggestions on the best books on the Reformation, ones that were serious in scholarship but accessible to people wanting to know more about the topic. 240 ratings — 139 ratings — Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases on Amazon.com. The Reformation: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) Info. To aid in this process, here are ten books (a mix of history, biography, and theology) for remembering the Reformation—some detailing how God worked and others explaining what was (and still is!) The Reformation by T. M. Lindsay This remarkable book was a favorite of Spurgeon. 171 ratings — 415 ratings — E. Harris Harbison, The Christian Scholar in the Age of the Reformation. These two volumes are a great place to start. This comic is a humorous, albeit somewhat cynical, play on the well-known quote by the American philosopher George Santayana … published 1982, avg rating 3.76 — The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics by Greg Barrow (Greg Price, Dr. Reg Barrow and Dr. Larry Birger) Possibly the best history book dealing with Reformation truth that has been published in this century! Among recent general studies, Carlos Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016), is surely among the best. The Jews and the Reformation, by Kenneth Austin, Yale University Press, RRP£30/RRP$45, ... Best books of 2020: History. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. John Calvin, Steward of God’s Covenant: Selected Writings, Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings, The Christian Scholar in the Age of the Reformation, 7 Ways to Kill the Thanksgiving Impulse in Your Life, The Danger of Students Taking a “Gap Year” from Church, Quiet Subversion After a Chaotic Election, Life and Books and Everything: Division, Whataboutism, & Christian Nationalism, Life and Books and Everything: John Piper Talks Books. More information Diarmaid MacCulloch’s The Reformation: A History Anyone interested in Luther should start here. 850 ratings — MacCulloch brings the history of the Reformation into vivid focus, providing what must surely be the best general account available.” —Financial Times “Monumental . Its strengths include empathetic treatment of the major Protestants, full attention to the significant Catholic reforms that had begun even before the 95 Theses, and expert situating of the era’s momentous religious developments in the context of politics, economics, family life, the supernatural, and intellectual life. The number of outstanding books on individual topics is beyond counting. published 2009, avg rating 4.20 — For page-turning Reformation history and the reasons for the Reformation theologically, I recommend these two books as a great place to start. Gregory finds in the Reformation the origins of capitalism, consumerism, and individualism. I'm not interested in MacCulloch's book...I was turned off by some of the Amazon reviews. Best books of 2020: Economics. at stake: 1. 137 ratings — . Perhaps we may assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people. For the first time I saw medieval Christianity as more than derelict. Lyndal Roper, The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg. published 2017, avg rating 3.89 — Books Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries Audible Audiobooks 1-16 of over 20,000 results for "the reformation" 753 ratings — I still remember when I finished this book. I love this book as an introduction to both how reformation affected women and how women affected reformation. A renowned scholar of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. published 2009, avg rating 3.71 — Reading this was a watershed moment in my graduate education. In its field it is the best book ever written.” —David Edwards, The Guardian John Calvin, Steward of God’s Covenant: Selected Writings and Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings. This is a history of the Protestant Reformation written by a brilliant Catholic historian. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (eBook) by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne. 248 ratings — The following shelves are listed as duplicates of this shelf: 466 ratings — Living Books History for Years 9-12 - Renaissance and Reformation. Peter Marshall, one of the period's leading scholars, talks us through the best books on the Reformation. published 2003, avg rating 4.14 — 160 ratings — published, avg rating 4.24 — All serious Protestants must engage with his argument. . Home 19,918 ratings — 680 ratings — published 1517, avg rating 4.51 — 378 ratings — Error rating book. . A sympathetic yet critical biography of the great Scottish Reformer, which employs a surprising amount of previously unknown manuscript material on Knox. published 1980, avg rating 4.28 — published 2018, 1 chapters — The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. 288 ratings — Eamon Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580. ." Other excellent biographies of important reformers include Bruce Gordon, Calvin; Jasper Ridley, Thomas Cranmer; David Daniell, William Tyndale: A Biography; and (for a number of often neglected figures) David Steinmetz, Reformers in the Wings. I confess, one of the reasons I love this book is because it is rooted in sermons. published 2015, avg rating 4.32 — 107 ratings — Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. Indeed, I cannot think of a better popular level treatment of the subject. Interview by Sophie Roell 1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by Peter Marshall The best books on The Reformation, recommended by Peter Marshall On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther, an unknown friar in an obscure town in eastern Germany may or may not have posted a list of complaints to the door of his local church. I first read George’s book in 1991 as a seminary student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jane Dawson, John Knox. published 1988, avg rating 3.87 — . published 1952, avg rating 3.96 — If you borrow or buy some of these living books for your family, and this is the only thing you do - your children will have lived with the real characters and have a far better understanding than they would if they were required to read one or two chapters out of a textbook. published 2001, avg rating 4.41 — 296 ratings — published 1941, avg rating 3.87 — Thomas Albert Howard’s Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Protestantism is a short but insightful book on how earlier commemorations of Luther and the Reformation reveal as much about the commemorators’ times as about the Reformers themselves. The book is well written and carefully documented. 297 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 80 Years Ago C. S. Lewis Warned Against Making Faith a Means to a Political End, Why Those Who Mourn Are Blessed in God’s Kingdom, The Self-Pity and Irresponsibility of President Trump. Carl Trueman explains the basic textbooks he assigns in his Reformation classes and ultimately recommends for us Diarmaid MacCulloch’s The Reformation: A History: MacCulloch is one of the best Reformation historians alive and this is what I would call a brilliant, scholarly beach read—well-constructed explanatory narrative history, rooted in profound and … published 2009, avg rating 3.79 — published 1958, avg rating 4.27 — published 1964, avg rating 3.94 — Some of the best books on the history of the Church, according to historians John Burger - published on 08/19/20 If you're troubled by current events, history can give you a reassuring perspective. Prior to that I completed a series of posts listing what I found to be the most helpful commentaries on each book of the Bible.. What I would like to do now is something similar with church history. This book opened my eyes to a whole new way of understanding the medieval church. 1,775 ratings — For an all-around accessible and powerful introduction, it is still difficult to beat Roland Bainton, Here I Stand:  A Life of Martin Luther. I know the basic facts; I guess my expectation would be something in the 300 to 600 page range. . Here are responses from John Fea, Mark Noll, my Baylor colleague Beth Allison Barr, and a few from me, too. 93 ratings — 16,950 ratings — 346 ratings — MacCulloch’s magisterial book should become the definitive history of the Reformation.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A masterpiece of readable scholarship . The Reformation: A History Diarmaid MacCulloch (Viking) $25.00 This really is magisterial, considered not only one of the best books of the Reformation era, but one of the very best books of history produced in recent years. Welcome back. published 2015, avg rating 4.29 — It shows how the great Reformers were also great examples of the Christian life of the mind. For the first time I really begin to think hard about  how “biblical womanhood” was culturally (and economically, as Roper argues) constructed. published 1991, avg rating 4.42 — published 1950, avg rating 4.08 — T. H. L. Parker, John Calvin: A Biography. 433 ratings — He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos. 138 ratings — 5,616 ratings — 1-16 of 447 results for Books: Christian Books & Bibles: Church History: Reformation The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village Aug 11 2003 391 ratings — But the thing which this fellow had overlooked, my friend, was that he had a predecessor in the reformation business, called Jesus Christ. 251 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 3.95 — 424 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 4.11 — Historical Theology (eBook) by William Cunningham. I was sitting in an empty classroom waiting for my husband to get out of class at Southeastern Baptist Seminary. 978 ratings — published 2011, avg rating 3.87 — Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it." H. G. Haile, Luther: An Experiment in Biography is a neglected classic, especially insightful on the older Reformer. It was a living, breathing faith that animated the lives of ordinary people. The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation (eBook) by William Cunningham. published 2015, avg rating 4.39 — Nov 8, 2018 - Looking for the best books on the Reformation for your family? On the contrary, he made it clear that the business of the philosopher was to make ideas, “It is an irony still to be appreciated by many scholars that by so maximizing sinfulness (before God every man is guilty of every conceivable sin) Protestants tried to minimize its psychological burden (no man is required to ponder and recite his every actual sin)”, avg rating 3.87 — Obviously there are many great books on Calvin, but this slim volume is the best I have read in presenting Calvin’s animating ideas about God, grace, the Bible, and the church. Best books of 2020: Classical music. Susan Karant-Nunn, The Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany. published 1963, avg rating 4.34 — The chapter on elders brought me to tears. Each person gave a few comments about each book they recommended. 106 ratings — 345 ratings — Any Reformation reading list would be incomplete without going to the Reformers’ own writings. Luther’s biography is a never-ending source of fascination: Scott Hendrix, Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer offers state-of-the-art scholarship and is quite readable (though long); Volker Leppin, Martin Luther: A Late Medieval Life (Baker, 2017), a shorter book, skillfully positions Luther in his own time. updated Sep 22, 2017 04:52AM — published 2009, avg rating 4.15 — 78,307 ratings — It has won some prestigious awards (including the coveted National Book Award) and is quite hefty (865 pages.) Bainton’s biography was published in 1950 and remains a classic. 68 ratings — I found this very small book, like any history, to have interesting nuggets, but was disappointed in that it assumed a familiarity with Reformation history I lack --and in fact purchased the book to acquire. Read 342 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1,869 ratings — The book may be It provides an overview of women’s roles (from medieval mystics to pastors’ wives) and highlights some of the most significant female players in the European Reformations: such as Katharina von Bora (Luther’s wife), Argula von Grumbach, and Katharina Zell. Roland Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. There are many events scheduled in Europe and America to commemorate the Reformation. published 1537, avg rating 4.17 — published 1525, avg rating 4.14 — published 1957, avg rating 4.00 — published 2020, avg rating 4.25 — published 2007, avg rating 4.29 — 6,116 ratings — published 2009, avg rating 4.35 — He blogs at Between Two Worlds and Evangelical History. Jun 14, 2012 - Carl Trueman offers his recommendation if you are only going to buy one book on the Reformation. published 1975, avg rating 3.85 — 2,812 ratings — With chapters on the medieval background of the period, Luther, Calvin, the Radical Reformers, the English Reformation and more, this is a solid introduction to the … (I only asked history professors for this post—I am sure that seminary profs and other church history experts would have a different take!). published 2016, avg rating 3.96 — Top 10 Books on the Protestant Reformation | Christianity Today . Copyright © 2021 The Gospel Coalition, INC. All Rights Reserved. Below are several free eBook on the Reformation. A few years ago, I ran across a comic strip in which one of the figures says, "Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it. 1,037 ratings — This is one of the best introductions to the meaning, purpose, and work of the church that I have read. Oct 31, 2014. The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves is a great book if you want a concise (under 200 pages!) 173,813 ratings — reformation-history. 523 ratings — published 2006, avg rating 4.13 — published 1536, avg rating 4.45 — 1 of 2). It tends to become a bit wordy in spots but I attribute that to the integrity of the author and his intense need to dig up all the facts possible. published 1994, avg rating 4.01 — published 1539, avg rating 4.04 — The title says it all. published 2008, avg rating 3.46 — 629 ratings — Could you folks suggest the best book covering Western history from 1517 to to the late 1550s (Peace of Augsburg, abdication of Charles V, Elizabethan settlement, etc)? Refresh and try again. He is the author of Thomas Cranmer, winner of the Whitbread Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize; Christianity, a New York Times bestseller that won the Cundill Prize in History and was chosen by The New Yorker and The New York Times as a Best Book of the … The Reformation is a learned, enlightening, and disturbing masterwork.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World “Richly encyclopedic . Justin Taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at Crossway. Please make sure all fields are filled out. published 2012, avg rating 4.17 — But the odd thing is that Jesus did not turn the disciples into strom troopers, burn down the Temple at Jerusalem, and fix the blame on Pontius Pilate. 10,162 ratings — 254 ratings — The first series of posts will cover general … [See Thomas Kidd’s TGC interview with Howard here.]. published 1964, avg rating 3.79 — You can follow him on Twitter. A few of the best include Christopher Boyd Brown, Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation, which explains how significant music was for every phase of the Reformation; Brad Gregory, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe, which explains why both Protestants and Catholics were willing to die for their understanding of Christianity, but also to kill each other because of what they saw at stake; and Alister E. McGrath, Luther’s Theology of the Cross, which probes the central theme in Luther’s understanding of God and the world. published 1992, avg rating 4.02 — 639 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 4.27 — I'm looking for a (relatively) comprehensive history. There is contained here a mini course in Reformation history and a good review of basic philosophy undergirding theological stances. published 1563, avg rating 4.05 — Brad Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. Email Address. Karant-Nunn shows how reformation preachers, even more than focusing on behavior and reason, struggled to engage and change the hearts of believers. “Michael Reeves' book is a thoughtful, concise, and clear account of the major events, people, and ideas that shaped the Reformation. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, symbolically inaugurated by Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517. Check out books about Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and get your questions answered fast. Take a look at hundreds of reviews and ratings for each book related to Religion & Spirituality. ... Top 10 Books on the Protestant Reformation A Reformation Day list, picked by historians and theologians. published 2016, avg rating 4.17 — published 2017, avg rating 4.38 — 49 ratings — A few of the best include Christopher Boyd Brown, Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation, which explains how significant music was for every phase of the Reformation; Brad Gregory, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe, which explains why both Protestants and Catholics were willing to die for their … Here I Stand book. Find your next historical fiction read! 7,171 ratings — overview of the Reformation and why it's important. . Dawn of the Reformation (eBook) by Herbert B Workman . Find 40+ wonderful books just for children and teens about the Protestant Reformation! 2,147 ratings — Timothy George, Theology of the Reformers. . A Place to Belong is one of two books used this year by the church I serve as a congregation-wide reading challenge. I have found it to be the most helpful introduction to Reformation theology in my library, and I return to it often. 218 ratings — In The Real Story of the Reformation, Weidenkopf dismantles the mythical narrative about the two pivotal figures of the Protestant Reformation—or rather, Revolution, because what they wrought was not a reform of the Church but a radical break from it. I've been frustrated with how this dynamic era gets broken up into church history, national histories, history … 248 ratings — Recently, I completed a series of posts listing what I believe to be the most helpful books on each locus of systematic theology. 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