Synopses & Reviews
In recent years, new approaches to the history of the Reformation of the Church have radically altered our understanding of that event within its broadest social and cultural context. In this concise study, R. W. Scribner provides a synthesis of the main research, with special emphasis on the German Reformation, and presents his own interpretation of the period. The second edition of this successful text now includes a new Introduction, a supplementary chapter and a supplementary bibliography by C. Scott Dixon.
Praise for the first edition:
"In a small space, this well-presented work provides a stimulating introduction to detailed study of the period."--Brian Murdoch, New German Studies
"Eminently valuable and useful."--Hans J. Hillerbrand, American Historical Review
Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-118) and index.
About the Author
R. W. Scribner
was Professor of Modern European Christianity in the Divinity School at Harvard University until his death in 1998. C. Scott Dixon
is Senior Lecturer in European History at The Queen's University of Belfast.
Table of Contents
Editor's Preface * Introduction * Introduction to the Second Edition * A Note on References * Some Reformation Myths * Religion and Reform * The Reformation as an Evangelical Movement * Social Location of the Reformation * Politics and the Reformation * Varieties of Reformation * The Impact of Reform * Supplementary Chapter--C.S.Dixon * Select Bibliography * Supplementary Bibliography * Index