The Reformation for Armchair Theologians

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2005 - Religion - 247 pages
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This readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is written for lay audiences. It is part of the popular Westminster John Knox Press Armchair series and is illustrated with memorable cartoons by Ron Hill. The chapters of the book are suitable for use in church adult education settings to provide a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading provided for each chapter make this book great for group study. Since the Protestant Reformation is such a formative event in the lives of churches, it is important to have an accessible resource to tell its story available for laypersons in all denominations.

Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are an essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.

  

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Review: Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians)

User Review  - John Otte - Goodreads

A good look at a pivotal time of Christian history. Easy to read and understand. My one complaint is Sunshine's rather fanboy-ish devotion to John Calvin (but I can understand it. After all, I have fanboy-ish devotion to Martin Luther). Definitely worth a read. Read full review

Review: Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians)

User Review  - Josh Skinner - Goodreads

Great book. Enjoyed it much!! Covers alot of time and topics in a short amount of pages. Quite good. Read full review

Contents

Spain and the Dutch Revolt
159
The Reformation in England and Scotland
177
The Reformation in France
197
The Thirty Years War and the End of the Era
215
Bibliography
235
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About the author (2005)

Glenn S. Sunshine is Professor and Chair of theHistory Department at Central Connecticut University in New Britain, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of articles and books, including "Reforming French Protestantism: The Development of Huguenot Ecclesiastical Institutions".

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