The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation

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B&H Publishing Group, 2010 - Religion - 207 pages
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Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like?

The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters (Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today.

Also included are a lengthy Reformation timeline, a map of key places in the Reformation, further reading suggestions, and, in this U.S. edition, a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.

 

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User Review  - jimmoz - LibraryThing

This is a very good and brief overview of the Reformation, covering Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Knox, Henry VIII, Elizabeth, and the Puritans. Other reading recommended: Here I Stand by Bainton; for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jburnson - LibraryThing

Great Read, Inspiring Content Wonderful survey of the people, doctrines, and culture surrounding the Reformation. Would recommend this to anyone who is the least bit interested in history, no especially to fellow Christians! Read full review

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Contents

What these men lived and died for is what were in danger of forgetting
7
Key places in the Reformation
12
Here I stand
13
Going medieval on religion the background to the Reformation
16
Gods volcano Martin Luther
36
Soldiers sausages and revolution Ulrich Zwingli and the Radical Reformers
67
After darkness light John Calvin
93
Burning passion the Reformation in Britain
121
Reforming the Reformation the Puritans
150
Is the Reformation over?
177
Reformation timeline
192
Further reading
195
Index
199
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About the author (2010)

Michael Reeves is theological advisor for Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), a charity supporting evangelism in higher education throughout the United Kingdom. He was previously associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place and holds a doctorate in systematic theology from King’s College London.

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