"Alister McGrath... is one of the best scholars and teachers of the Reformation.... [this book] is more than one dared ask for.... How teachers will rejoice in this wonderfully useful book." Teaching History (of a previous edition).
"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
From the Back Cover
is an acclaimed and popular introductory guide for theology and history students seeking to understand the central ideas of the European reformations. Based on McGrath's considerable experience of teaching Reformation studies, this text requires no prior knowledge of Christian theology.
The revised third edition:
- Includes a new chapter on the thought of the English Reformation.
- Responds to new insights in Renaissance and Reformation scholarship.
- Includes increased biographical coverage of major Reformation thinkers.
- Contains a new section on Reformation sources and updated bibliographies.
- Retains all the features which made earlier editions so attractive to students.