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Hans J. Hillerbrand (PhD, University of Erlangen) is Professor of Religion & of History at Duke University. He has served as president of the American Society for Reformation Research & of the American Society of Church History & as a member of the Council of the American Academy of Religion. He's taught at CUNY & Southern Methodist University & has tauHans J. Hillerbrand (PhD, University of Erlangen) is Professor of Religion & of History at Duke University. He has served as president of the American Society for Reformation Research & of the American Society of Church History & as a member of the Council of the American Academy of Religion. He's taught at CUNY & Southern Methodist University & has taught at several German universities. His publications include general editorship of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation ('96) & a large number of articles in professional journals dealing with the Reformation & its radical fringes.List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPrefaceRestlessness Before the StormThe Gathering StormZwingli & the Reformation in ZurichCalvin & the Reformation in GenevaRadical Reform MovementsThe Reformation in England & ScotlandThe Political & Organizational Consolidation of the Reformation in GermanyCatholic Response & RenewalIndex...

Title : The Reformation: A Narrative History Related by Contemporary Observers and Participants
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ISBN : 9780801041853
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Number of Pages : 499 Pages
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  • Joshua Horn
    2019-04-28 18:41

    This is a collection of extracts from primary sources designed to tell the story of the Reformation. I normally don't like these types of books - in other more modern topics I've found them superfluous, as all of the sources are readily available. But for the Reformation I found this very helpful, and it brought sources to my attention that I was not previously aware of. Since the Reformation was so long ago and most of it took place in countries speaking foreign tongues, I consider this a very valuable resource.

  • John Medendorp
    2019-05-01 12:56

    I didn't finish it. Hillerbrand explores the reformation through the original letters, sermons, writings, and proclamations of the reformation, which I thought was a great way to approach the subject and time period. The chapters on Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli are wonderfully illuminating, getting you into the thought and times of the reformation. But the chapter on the radical reformation really drags, mostly because most of the primary source documents from them were destroyed, so the whole chapter is pretty much anti-anabaptist writings and execution accounts. That's where I stopped. So I don't know how the chapter on the counter-reformation is.

  • Erik Graff
    2019-05-10 12:33

    I've read a couple of Hillerbrand's histories and recommend him as a writer. Here he is just the editor, but the selection is good and his arrangement is logical and easy to follow.