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Although deeply political, economic, and social, the European Reformations of the sixteenth century were at heart religious disputes over core Christian theological issues. Denis Janz's A Reformation Reader is unabashed in its generous selection of key theological and related texts from five distinct Reformation sites. Along with plenty on the late-medieval background, the ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Fortress Press (first published 1999)
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Bob Hayton
The Christianity that shapes our world today, was profoundly influenced by the Reformation -- Roman Catholicism as much as evangelical Protestantism. For conservative evangelicals who prize the notion of sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), the Reformation represents a great restoration of the importance of Scripture and a revival of the true and saving doctrine of justification by faith on the basis of the merits of Christ alone, and by God's free grace.

Any study of the Reformation does well to fo
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Chris Mclain
I read selections of this text for a graduate level seminary course in Reformation history and theology. I found the translations very accessible and the variety of texts impressive. Brief historical introductions were given for each chapter, and the individual texts were also accompanied by note of explanation. The selections were very manageable in length while comprehensively including the authors' arguments. This text will be a useful resource for me for years to come.
Jacob
This compilation of primary resources is a great guide to anyone interested in Reformation Movement history.
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