This book is an eye-opener and a page-turner.
Political differences in Germany which led to the start of the Reformation prevented Catholic authorities from meeting the very lethal Turkish menace with any unity.
There are some books which just must be read to understand the Catholic and Protestant Reformation.
My husband loves this book because it is history. I like it too, but have a little trouble following it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by barbreads
Mr. Belloc seems to love European (i.e., Roman Catholic) culture more than the Word of God in the Bible. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeff H
Absolutely a must read for Catholic and non-Catholics alike. Especially if one believes they fully understand the Reformation in detail. Read morePublished 5 months ago by PBJ
Amazing !!! The truth comes out !!! It's amazing how greed can change society forever. If you want to know the truth about the reformation then you need to own this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jacob Rubio
Reading a book by Belloc is like sitting around a table listening to a old uncle hold forth on various and sundry topics, while he contentedly puffs on a cigar and sips a strong... Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Michael
I am engaged with a quick study of the Reformation. I read from the Catholic point of view. There are some books which just must be read to understand the Catholic and Protestant... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paul Raphael Tapp
Belloc's wildly pro-Catholic viewpoint overshadows every word, which is unfortunate, because he is a great writer. Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by eskieme
To explain how the Reformation happened in 200 pages or less sounds like a sucker's bet. You would think it couldn't be done properly, but Belloc takes on the task and succeeds... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by john
The defiance of Martin Luther and Henry VIII were not, as Hilaire Belloc points out, all that uncommon in the history of Christendom. Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by Earth that Was