Each topic seemed to fit so well together that the book flowed smoothly from beginning to end.
Like a couple of the others who've reviewed this book I believe this book to be a poor choice to get a handle on Reformation history.
If you want to do some additional reading, Collinson has printed an excellent list of books for further reading.
This is a solid introductory summary of a complex and difficult subject in Church history. The author treats the different phases of the Reformation, in all its geographic and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew
This is a great, basic introduction touching on a variety of themes (art, war, politics, family) in a basic linear historical narrative arch. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan Mease
I am not a specialist in the area, just interested. It was just the right length for me and the prose flows well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy B Cole
to plagiarize another reviewer -- "too little on too much." Then this long essay at the end on post-reformation effects wasn't very interesting. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Al From Virginia
What's so good about a book that throws a huge bunch of names of people and places? Given his credentials, sure the author knows what he's talking about. Read morePublished 17 months ago by James
Histories of the Reformation are hard to use. The events of the reformation have never lost their power to polarize. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Matt Metevelis
The major problem I have with this text is that it's definitely not what the cover reviews call it, and it is certainly not for those without a strong background in early modern... Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by The Empress of Fabulous
If you know nothing of the Reformation or the basis of the religious conflict involved this book is a fine place to start. Read morePublished on April 1, 2008 by W. David McGuinn Jr.
The reformation is a rather broad swipe at a broad spectrum of events and people at one of those great turns in history. Read morePublished on January 29, 2008 by Stratiotes Doxha Theon