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Roots of the Reformation

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As a faithful Catholic, Karl Adam gives a historically-sensitive and accurate analysis of the causes of the Reformation, one that stands as a valid and sometimes unsettling challenge to the presuppositions of Protestants and Catholics alike.

Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by C H Resources (first published 1951)
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Jeff Miller
An excellent look at what lead up to and the start of the Protestant Reformation. It reminds me of Dicken's famous opening line "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The situation of the Church at that time could boast of various saints, reform movements, the writing of "The Imitations of Christ", wide availability of devotional materials. But also extremely worldly and corrupt clergy, religious life, along with its echo among the laity. The situation in Germany was already in tu ...more
Professor Adam presents clearly written and very informative work. He undertook this in an effort to support the movement in Germany to reunite the Lutheran and Catholic denominations. He presents lessons for both denominations.
Adam's gives a fair and well thought out explanation of the historical background and thoughts of reformers and counter-reformers of the most turbulent time in Church history from the times of the Church's youth.
Candace Simar
this book is highly informative. I didn't know the history of the reformation. If you have questions, as i did, you should read this book!
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Karl Borromäus Adam was a German Catholic theologian of the early 20th century.

Adam was born in Bavaria in 1876. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Seminary at Regensburg and was ordained in 1900. Adam spent the next two years doing parish work. Adam received his doctorate at the University of Munich in 1904.

In 1915, he became a professor of theology in Munich. Two years later, he accep
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