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Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution
Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were among the first followers of Martin Luther. Using pamphlets, diaries, letters, and other pr ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Image
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Steven Ozment is a scholar of deservedly renowned reputation. Rather than giving a decided evaluation of the effects of the Reformation, he presents both the pros and the cons. I suspect his actual feelings regarding the effects of the Reformation are much more positive than he acknowledges; however, the current trend in the academic community of which he is a part has a negative view of the Reformation. They feel that it was the spur that help initiate their avowed enemy - capitalism. I think h ...more