Reformation Pb Paperback
The Dangerous Birth of the Modern World
by Harry Reid;
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Reformation Pb by Harry Reid was published by St Andrew Press in May 2010 and is our 46118th best seller. The ISBN for Reformation Pb is 9780715209370.
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ReformationAlan Hill, via The Good Book Stall
This book is a survey of the European Reformation of the 16th Century. It concentrates on events in England, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland.
Although the author’s sympathies lie with the Protestant cause, he is even-handed in his approach, giving praise where praise is due and condemnation where it is warranted. Mr. Reid treats the main players as real people showing all sides of their character. The author is a journalist and this shows in the content and style of the book. He describes in graphic detail some of the atrocities committed. He colours the text with bold descriptions. Occasionally he is too certain in his conclusions (for instance that James IV was a homosexual), and, for this reviewer, too sympathetic to some Catholic practices.
Not surprisingly (as the author is Scottish) the book has a large section on the Scottish Reformation. Here he writes in an unbiased way highlighting the positive effect on Scotland and praising the part played by John Knox and Queen Elizabeth I.
Unusually for books on this subject, there is a place for the Anabaptists and a chapter on the Counter Reformation. There is also a fascinating section comparing Luther with Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. He writes “Luther decided that faith (in Christ) was the key; for Loyola the key was obedience (to the church)”.
Overall this is a lucid overview of the events that shaped modern Europe. It will give you much food for thought.
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|Page last updated||3rd September 2016|
|Author / Artist||Harry Reid|
|Publisher||St Andrew Press (May 2010)|
|Number of Pages||448|