Luther and Calvin: Religious Revolutionaries
Relatively few people today - either within or outside the church - understand the extent to which the 16th century Reformation shaped the Western culture that we live in. This book explores the political and intellectual changes that sprang from...
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Relatively few people today - either within or outside the church - understand the extent to which the 16th century Reformation shaped the Western culture that we live in. This book explores the political and intellectual changes that sprang from the teachings of the reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin. 192 pages, from Lion Hudson.
Martin Luther and Calvin have both left dramatic and lasting influences on Christianity and European society. Their calls for reform led to a revolution of church theology and practice. People and nations argued so passionately about what they had taught that wars ravaged Europe for decades. But what exactly did they teach? This book presents Luther and Calvin in context, looking at the work and ideas of each in turn and exploring the making of Lutheranism and the Reformed tradition. It shows how the sixteenth-century Reformation began a process of political and intelectual change which would have an influence beyond Europe into " New World", The influence of these changes is still felt throughout the Western world. Perfect for those who want to understand and engage with the ideas and beliefs held by Luther and Calvin, this book is an excellent introduction to two of christianity's most famous theologians.
Revd Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen (Ph.D., Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh) is University Research Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford. Dr Methuen is the author of Keplers Tbingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics (Studies in Reformation History; Aldershot: Ashgate 1998); If you love something, let it go... Reflections for Ash Wednesday to Pentecost (Inspire: Peterborough 2004); Science and Theology in the Reformation: Studies in Theological Interpretation and Astronomical Observation in Sixteenth-Century Germany (T & T Clark: London 2008) and What Luther and Calvin Really Said (Lion, 2010)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Martin Luther And Calvin Have Both Left Dramatic And Lasting Influences On Christianity And European Society. Their Calls For Reform Led To A Revolution Of Church Theology And Practice. People And Nations Argued So Passionately About What They Had Taught That Wars Ravaged Europe For Decades. But What Exactly Did They Teach? This Book Presents Luther And Calvin In Context, Looking At The Work And Ideas Of Each In Turn And Exploring The Making Of Lutheranism And The Reformed Tradition. It Shows How The Sixteenth-century Reformation Began A Process Of Political And Intelectual Change Which Would Have An Influence Beyond Europe Into " New World", The Influence Of These Changes Is Still Felt Throughout The Western World. Perfect For Those Who Want To Understand And Engage With The Ideas And Beliefs Held By Luther And Calvin, This Book Is An Excellent Introduction To Two Of Christianity's Most Famous Theologians.