The six articles in this issue explore the question of Baptist connections to the Protestant Reformation
. Three deal with Baptists who affirmed the direct influence of the Reformation on Baptist identity.
His actions lead to what is now known as the Protestant Reformation
At first glance, one could be pardoned for believing historian Diarmaid MacCulloch's recent book, All Things Made New, might offer a general introduction to the Protestant Reformation
. Given its subtitle, hefty size, and dust jacket featuring Lutheran artist Lucas Cranach the Younger's Weimar Altarpiece, as well as MacCulloch's own publication history, this assumption would seem well founded.
Indeed, the onetime monk who taught 37 years at the University of Wittenberg and preached more than 2,000 sermons promises to beam his light across the nation, across Europe and the world as ceremonies begin this fall to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
. For Catholics who did not grow up hearing much about Luther--at least not much that was edifying--the year ahead promises not a revisionist history so much as a fresh look at the man who altered history by defying both the pope and the Holy Roman emperor in the early 16th century.
And yet as observances of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
begin, it doesn't matter that a joint statement signed by Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Younan, pledging to improve relationships between Catholics and Lutherans, was largely a symbolic gesture.
The Protestant Reformation
ultimately led to the Thirty Years' War in 1618, which took place mainly in Germany and by some estimates cost the country up to 40 percent of its population.
Burstein provides the reader of Victorian literary criticism a thorough study of popular historical novels from 1820 to 1900 with regard to their portrayal of the Protestant Reformation
and its effects on the 19th century.
Together with works such as Christopher F Black's The Italian Inquisition, Adriano Prosperi's L'Inquisizione romana: letture e ricerche and Salvatore Caponetto's The Protestant Reformation
in Sixteenth-century Italy, Jane K Wickersham's book is a good example of this positive trend.
In the introduction to this provocative book, the author considers the unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation
. He argues that these consequences were quite different from what the original reformers could have ever imagined--let alone desired--and that truly understanding them requires a broader view of the more distant past and its relationship to the present than tends to be typical in the profession.
This is the first Catholic church built in Kuopio since the Protestant Reformation
in the mid sixteenth century.
Ironically, today one of the most important leaders of the Protestant Reformation
lies buried under what is now parking space #23 next to St.
This magisterial work is certain to get the blood flowing in the minds of those loyal to the legacy of the Protestant Reformation
. The central thesis of Gregory, Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame, is that the Reformation contained within itself the seeds of many unforeseen and unintended consequences, which have led inexorably to many of the fragmenting characteristics of contemporary society, most of all to the failure of post-modern society in addressing what the author calls "Life Questions."