"Like other books in the "Cambridge Companion" series, this is a compendium of brief essays; written by noted scholars of Reformation theology, they examine the thought of major figures and movements...a superb resource for college classes on the Reformation."
"This is an excellent volume and commendable for several reasons. First, the contributors are of the highest quality. Secondly, the choice of topics of intelligent.... A further commendatory attribute is the fine introductory and concluding remarks which precede and follow these contributions.... All in all ... this volume is a treasure, and very much worth commending to any wishing to find a well-written, intelligent, and informative overview of Reformation theology."
Sixteenth Century Journal
"Bagchi explores three phases of activity--polemical, politcal, and propagandistic--and then provides a discussion of nine important topics that is unique in English and, as such, an invaluable resource." - John M. Frymire, University of Missouri
"...Overall, it is an accomplishment in intellectual history. Not only will the reader acquire a great store of information, s/he will likely be stimulated to pursue additional reading on the thoughtbof the reformation. The editors encourage that pursuit in their concluding section, where they sketch out new sources for and fresh inquiries about Reformation thought....It is easy to be enthusiastic about this book. It is informative, contemporary, accessible to the ordinary reader, and about the ideal length. It concludes while the reader is still interested in the topic and anxious for pointers toward other sources in the field. It demonstrates that specialists can communicate with common readers and instill in them the passion of the scholars' pursuit of knowledge that matters. And all this comes at a price an ordinary person can afford!" --Luke L. Keefer, Jr., Ashland Theological Journal
The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology is a comprehensive guide to the theology and theologians of the Reformation period. Each chapter provides an up-to-date account and analysis of the thought associated with a major figure or movement and includes focus on lesser reformers such as Martin Bucer, and on the Catholic and Radical Reformations, as well as the major protestant reformers. This is an authoritative and accessible guide written by leading scholars and will appeal to students of history and literature as well as specialist theologians.