The Reformation

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Publisher Description

The Reformation and Counter-Reformation represented the greatest upheaval in Western society since the collapse of the Roman Empire a millennium before. The consequences of those shattering events are still felt today—from the stark divisions between (and within) Catholic and Protestant countries to the Protestant ideology that governs America, the world’s only remaining superpower.
In this masterful history, Diarmaid MacCulloch conveys the drama, complexity, and continuing relevance of these events. He offers vivid portraits of the most significant individuals—Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Loyola, Henry VIII, and a number of popes—but also conveys why their ideas were so powerful and how the Reformation affected everyday lives. The result is a landmark book that will be the standard work on the Reformation for years to come. The narrative verve of The Reformation as well as its provocative analysis of American culture’s debt to the period will ensure the book’s wide appeal among history readers.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2004
May 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
816
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
11.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Prophet Amos ,

GREAT ERRORS

A reformation is by definition to change or improve, however Martin Luther and his ilk strictly wanted to leave the Roman Catholic Church and form their own churches and do whatever they believed or wanted to minus the influence of the Papal Authority. Thus it should be labed the Protestant Revolution not the ill used Protestant Reformation label. Just remember, the bigest racists are the people, who label those who oppose their view poinsts as racist because this is their only defense, when facts do not suppor their arguments, and they wish to censor oppositon by labeling.

Andyk54 ,

Excellent book. Ignore the religious zealots who don’t like the title

Excellent book. Seems odd to have to say this, but please ignore the apparently xenophobic Roman Catholic reviewer who disputes the term “Reformation” since it offends his religious biases. This is a work of history, and a good one.

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