Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism
This sweeping book tells the story of Calvinism’s origins, expansion, and impact across Europe from the upheavals of the early Reformation to the end of the seventeenth century. The faith’s fundamental doctrines, diverse ecclesiastical institutions, and significant consequences for lived experience are all explored, revealing the ongoing interplay between a dynamic religious tradition and the worlds in which it took root.
"This is a rare and great achievement: a broad survey . . . that is at once a gripping narrative and a fresh interpretation of the subject, as masterful with the small details as with the big picture." —Carlos Eire, Yale University
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - soakland - LibraryThing
I just started this book and have only gotten as far as the introduction, but clearly this is a scholarly work. The fact that the author Philip Benedict, a Brown University professor, is not a Christian adds to its uniqueness. It's put out by Yale Press. Read full review
Review: Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of CalvinismUser Review - Shonda Wilson - Goodreads
This book contains a very detailed look at Calivinism in Europe from the 1500s to 1700, my only problem with it is that it doesn't really address the nature of the church in the American colonies. Read full review