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"Vigorous, brisk and highly stimulating. The reader will be thoroughly engaged from the outset, and considerably enlightened at the end." John Platt, Pembroke College, University of Oxford (of a previous edition).
"Highly recommended." Choice (of a previous edition).
"A remarkably fine introduction to the study of the Reformation and its theological ideas; it is exceptionally well thought out, fully up to date in its scholarship, fair in its presentation, and simply pellucid in its explanations. Highly recommended." ADRIS (of a previous edition).
"....this second edition of Reformation Tought is very useful, especially in providing a guide to reformation writings and writers (both primary and secondary) for the upper-division or beginning student of Reformation ideas." Elwood E. Mather III, Montana State University.
"McGrath does a good job of summarizing the Reformation's principal ideas. Reformation Thought is a helpful primer and a genuine counterbalance to polemical Catholic treatments, excessively irenical ecumenical assessments, and secular renditions that minimize or ignore the power of theological ideas to revolutionize a culture." Catholic Dossier
The revised third edition:
I only had to read select portioins of the book so I cannot evaluate the book other than 3 stars. I have no desire to read the rest of the book because of the scattered reading I... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joe Mich
Anton Szandor LaVey, the infamous founder of the post-modern Church of Satan, once said: "Definition of Good and Evil: Good is what you like. Evil is what you don't like. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Sexy Bachelor
It is a delight to purchase books and know that the quality specified about the condition is true to a T! Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by Sandra F. Wright
McGrath's main theme is the centrality of *theology* in understanding the Reformation. Economics, politics and social conditions all had their part to play, but first and foremost... Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by John Dekker
This introduction is just what you'd expect it to be, a concise history of reformation thought which covers the basic ideas that famous thinkers like Luther and Zwingli put forth... Read morePublished on April 22, 2007 by Ryan Leack
Often, those who do not know the difference in the way certain words are spelled in English in the UK and the US assume that there are typos and poor editing. Read morePublished on March 8, 2005 by Modo vincis, vinceris
I just had to write a review of this book, because I think it is the most poorly edited published text that I have ever read. Read morePublished on April 10, 2003
I thought that this book served as a good introduction to the topics addressed. I would have preferred more depth, less breadth, but it is an introduction. Read morePublished on February 25, 2003 by Alexander Scott