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The Age of the Reformation

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With the aid of over 60 important sources, most of them translated and abridged by the author, this brief history brings an age of upheaval into sharp focus. It succinctly shows how a compelling ideology, the Christian faith, shaped the history of the Reformation. The religious revolution of the sixteenth century shattered an ecclesiastical structure and quickened a ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 192 pages
Published February 1st 1984 by Krieger Publishing Company (first published 1956)
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Rick Shrader
Bainton is the well-known author of Here I Stand,” the biography of Martin Luther. This is a 1956 “Anvil Original” by Nostrand Company. This series is in paperback and very readable in each volume (the is the second I’ve read by Bainton). Though about 200 pages, the book is arranged with the first 100 pages containing eight sections, and the last 100 pages containing original “readings” from various persons in history. The subject is usually divided into Catholic, Protestant, and Anabaptist ...more
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Tracing the Reformation from Germany to England, Bainton provides a thorough yet concise history of the protestant reformation. Bainton writes a very readable and useful work, while providing resources for more in-depth study. A great introduction to the Reformation. A
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Nice little history book on the 16th century Reformation. Includes some actual excerpts from writings of the Reformers which is nice.
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ROLAND H. BAINTON (1894-1984), a specialist in Reformation history, was for forty-two years Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale, and he continued writing well into his twenty years of retirement. He wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style. His most popular book, Here I Stand, sold more than a million copies.
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