106 ratings — 171 ratings — 254 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 3.46 — Please make sure all fields are filled out. These two volumes are a great place to start. published 2000, avg rating 4.25 — “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. Error rating book. 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. He blogs at Between Two Worlds and Evangelical History. [See my review of this book at Reformation21.]. 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. . Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of A History of the Reformation (Vol. Gregory finds in the Reformation the origins of capitalism, consumerism, and individualism. 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. Any Reformation reading list would be incomplete without going to the Reformers’ own writings. More information Diarmaid MacCulloch’s The Reformation: A History published 1964, avg rating 3.94 — H. G. Haile, Luther: An Experiment in Biography is a neglected classic, especially insightful on the older Reformer. I've been frustrated with how this dynamic era gets broken up into church history, national histories, history … published 1537, avg rating 4.17 — 1,037 ratings — Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. published 1563, avg rating 4.05 — published 1992, avg rating 4.02 — Timothy George, Theology of the Reformers. He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos. published 1943, avg rating 3.91 — 218 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 … . 107 ratings — The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation (eBook) by William Cunningham. published 1950, avg rating 4.08 — 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. published 1517, avg rating 4.51 — published 1539, avg rating 4.04 — 1 of 2). published 2017, avg rating 4.27 — 433 ratings — The following shelves are listed as duplicates of this shelf: 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. 251 ratings — The first series of posts will cover general … 415 ratings — 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. 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 — 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. (I think it may have been in a course on the Reformation taught by Thomas Nettles.) For page-turning Reformation history and the reasons for the Reformation theologically, I recommend these two books as a great place to start. published 1975, avg rating 3.85 — It has won some prestigious awards (including the coveted National Book Award) and is quite hefty (865 pages.) It shows how the great Reformers were also great examples of the Christian life of the mind. It was a living, breathing faith that animated the lives of ordinary people. Susan Karant-Nunn, The Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany. published 2020, avg rating 4.25 — 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. at stake: 1. Below are several free eBook on the Reformation. 345 ratings — 391 ratings — ... Top 10 Books on the Protestant Reformation A Reformation Day list, picked by historians and theologians. published 2015, avg rating 4.29 — I still remember when I finished this book. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 1-16 of over 10,000 results for Books : "the english reformation" The English Reformation: A Very Brief History 16,950 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. 629 ratings — Karant-Nunn shows how reformation preachers, even more than focusing on behavior and reason, struggled to engage and change the hearts of believers. I first read George’s book in 1991 as a seminary student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Justin Taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at Crossway. For the first time I saw medieval Christianity as more than derelict. 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 … 1,869 ratings — I have found it to be the most helpful introduction to Reformation theology in my library, and I return to it often. published 2009, avg rating 3.79 — 378 ratings — Here are responses from John Fea, Mark Noll, my Baylor colleague Beth Allison Barr, and a few from me, too. 138 ratings — published 1525, avg rating 4.14 — E. Harris Harbison, The Christian Scholar in the Age of the Reformation. published 2016, avg rating 3.96 — . Interview by Sophie Roell 1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by Peter Marshall published 2003, avg rating 4.14 — published 2017, avg rating 4.38 — I'm looking for a (relatively) comprehensive history. 2,812 ratings — 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. There is contained here a mini course in Reformation history and a good review of basic philosophy undergirding theological stances. 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! The Reformation by T. M. Lindsay This remarkable book was a favorite of Spurgeon. 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. published 2009, avg rating 4.15 — Lyndal Roper, The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg. 248 ratings — [See Noll’s Books & Culture review of Eire here.] 0 people liked it, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Paperback), Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 Vols (ebook), The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation (ebook), The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World (Paperback), Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Hardcover), Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Paperback), Why the Reformation Still Matters (Paperback), Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (Hardcover), Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings (Paperback), Luther: Man Between God and the Devil (Paperback), The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (Paperback), Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World (Hardcover), Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses (Paperback), A Little Book on the Christian Life (Paperback), A Reformation Debate: John Calvin and Jacopo Sadoleto (Paperback), Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation (Hardcover), Faith Alone---The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters (Paperback), Truth for All Time: A Brief Outline of the Christian Faith (Paperback), The Expository Genius of John Calvin (Hardcover), The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback), The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village (Paperback), Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Hardcover), Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation (Hardcover), God's Glory Alone---The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters (Paperback), The Necessity of Reforming the Church (Paperback), Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom (Paperback), John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor (Paperback), Reading Scripture with the Reformers (Paperback), The Reformation (The Penguin History of the Church, #3), The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe (Paperback), The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 (Paperback), John Calvin: And His Passion for the Majesty of God (Paperback), The Reformation (The Story of Civilization #6), The Mirror & the Light (Thomas Cromwell, #3), Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (Hardcover), Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind (Hardcover), The Reformation in the Cities: The Appeal of Protestantism to Sixteenth-Century Germany and Switzerland, Latino Reformation - Spiritual Revolution - Great Awakening 1of5, Latino Reformation - Iglesias Evangelicas - Revival for America 1of10. published 1994, avg rating 4.01 — 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. The chapter on elders brought me to tears. published 1941, avg rating 3.87 — published 2015, avg rating 4.11 — Perhaps we may assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people. The Jews and the Reformation, by Kenneth Austin, Yale University Press, RRP£30/RRP$45, ... Best books of 2020: History. 639 ratings — 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. Best books of 2020: Classical music. 288 ratings — 240 ratings — reformation-history. 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. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (eBook) by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne. overview of the Reformation and why it's important. 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" I confess, one of the reasons I love this book is because it is rooted in sermons. 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)? published 2006, avg rating 4.13 — published 1544, avg rating 4.42 — The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves is a great book if you want a concise (under 200 pages!) For the first time I really begin to think hard about  how “biblical womanhood” was culturally (and economically, as Roper argues) constructed. Jane Dawson, John Knox. 93 ratings — I was sitting in an empty classroom waiting for my husband to get out of class at Southeastern Baptist Seminary. This is one of the best introductions to the meaning, purpose, and work of the church that I have read. Reading this was a watershed moment in my graduate education. “Michael Reeves' book is a thoughtful, concise, and clear account of the major events, people, and ideas that shaped the Reformation. 753 ratings — It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. 297 ratings — 139 ratings — The book is well written and carefully documented. 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 Read 342 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 160 ratings — Dawn of the Reformation (eBook) by Herbert B Workman 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. updated Sep 22, 2017 04:52AM — (I only asked history professors for this post—I am sure that seminary profs and other church history experts would have a different take!). Peter Marshall, one of the period's leading scholars, talks us through the best books on the Reformation. Jun 14, 2012 - Carl Trueman offers his recommendation if you are only going to buy one book on the Reformation. Copyright © 2021 The Gospel Coalition, INC. All Rights Reserved. Our list of the 50 best historical fiction books includes bestsellers, bookseller picks, and award winners. Take a look at hundreds of reviews and ratings for each book related to Religion & Spirituality. published 1952, avg rating 3.96 — published 2001, avg rating 4.41 — Top 10 Books on the Protestant Reformation | Christianity Today . You can follow him on Twitter. ], 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. 49 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 3.89 — published 2007, avg rating 3.95 — 1,775 ratings — Brad Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. published 2009, avg rating 4.35 — Roland Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. 7,171 ratings — Home published 1536, avg rating 4.45 — [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. Here I Stand book. Bainton’s biography was published in 1950 and remains a classic. Timothy George, Theology of the Reformers, is one of the best reliable and accessible surveys—it would be superb for use by church groups as well as college classes. The Reformation is a learned, enlightening, and disturbing masterwork.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World “Richly encyclopedic . published 2012, avg rating 4.17 — Indeed, I cannot think of a better popular level treatment of the subject. 466 ratings — 346 ratings — 296 ratings — Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it." 248 ratings — ." 137 ratings — 523 ratings — 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. published, avg rating 4.24 — Best books of 2020: Economics. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, symbolically inaugurated by Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517. This is a history of the Protestant Reformation written by a brilliant Catholic historian. 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 … 680 ratings — published 1963, avg rating 4.34 — 424 ratings — In its field it is the best book ever written.” —David Edwards, The Guardian I'm not interested in MacCulloch's book...I was turned off by some of the Amazon reviews. Check out books about Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and get your questions answered fast. 233 ratings — 2,147 ratings — published 1991, avg rating 4.42 — A Place to Belong is one of two books used this year by the church I serve as a congregation-wide reading challenge. Find 40+ wonderful books just for children and teens about the Protestant Reformation! There are many events scheduled in Europe and America to commemorate the Reformation. T. H. L. Parker, John Calvin: A Biography. Recently, I completed a series of posts listing what I believe to be the most helpful books on each locus of systematic theology. . This classic of Christian scholarship is out of print, but is readily available in used copies or through InterLibrary Loan. published 1520, avg rating 4.00 — published 2007, avg rating 4.29 — 229 ratings — A sympathetic yet critical biography of the great Scottish Reformer, which employs a surprising amount of previously unknown manuscript material on Knox. MacCulloch’s magisterial book should become the definitive history of the Reformation.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A masterpiece of readable scholarship . 78,307 ratings — MacCulloch brings the history of the Reformation into vivid focus, providing what must surely be the best general account available.” —Financial Times “Monumental . . . 5,616 ratings — Welcome back. Among recent general studies, Carlos Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016), is surely among the best. Oct 31, 2014. Sign up to receive our special offers and new releases. 19,918 ratings — Nov 8, 2018 - Looking for the best books on the Reformation for your family? The title says it all. published 2016, avg rating 4.17 — I know the basic facts; I guess my expectation would be something in the 300 to 600 page range. 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!) 68 ratings — . published 2011, avg rating 3.87 — Email Address. 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. published 1988, avg rating 3.87 — 10,162 ratings — published 1982, avg rating 3.76 — published 1958, avg rating 4.27 — 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 Reformation: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) Info. 850 ratings — Kirsi Stjerna, Women and the Reformation. Anyone interested in Luther should start here. published 1964, avg rating 3.79 — Living Books History for Years 9-12 - Renaissance and Reformation. 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