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The Early Reformation on the Continent

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Chadwick offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. He arranges his material thematically, tracing the origins and development of each topic throughout the history of the western Church and providing an authoritative, accessible, and informative account.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published July 31st 2003 by OUP Oxford (first published February 1st 1902)
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3 stars, really.

This is not an introduction to Reformation Europe, this is the book to grab when you want to know more. Most important figures and events are dealt with, but the book isn't arranged chronologically but thematic and I think it can be a bit confusing if you don't have some previous knowledge of the subject. Here you can read about everything from book printing and schools to heretics and divorces - and there's tons of information to pick up (and Chadwick sometimes let a dry sense
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William Owen Chadwick, OM, KBE, FBA, FRSE, was a British Anglican clergyman, academic, writer and prominent historian of Christianity. He was also a rugby union player. He was Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, from 1956 to 1983, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1958 to 1968, and Regius Professor of History from 1968 to 1983.
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