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The Reformation:  How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World PB

The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World PB

By: Stephen J. Nichols

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Publisher Crossway
Year 2007
ISBN 9781581348293

Stephen J. Nichols is more than a storyteller. He is truly a teacher, presenting a winning apologia for the necessity of church history and the importance of the Reformation for today. The Reformation deals with difficult questions of unity, ecumenism, and pluralism, and---despite its playful tone---it considers these issues in the spirit of the Reformation. Accordingly, The Reformation also contains an appendix of source documents, including excerpts from the Ninety-Five Theses and significant confessions and catechisms.


Table of Contents:

1.Five Hundred Years Old and Still Going Strong: Why the Reformation Matters Today

2.A Monk and a Mallet: Martin Luther and the German Reformation

3.Some Middle-Aged Men and a Sausage Supper: Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation

4.The Not-So-Radical Radical Reformers: The Anabaptists and the Reformation

5.An Overnight Stay in Geneva: John Calvin and the Swiss Reformation

6.A King and a Divorce: The Anglicans and the British Reformation

7.Men in Black: The Puritans and the British Reformation

8.Women in Black Too: The Untold Story of Women and the Reformation

9.Appendix: In Their Own Words: Selections from Documents of the Reformation 


"Professor Stephen Nichols is already well-known for his remarkable ability to make history live and sing. This new work is no exception and will simply enhance his well-deserved reputation. It is a scintillating helicopter tour of the amazing men---and wonderful women---of the Reformation. Here conviction joins with courage, holiness with humor, in a wonderful medley of Christian heroes and heroines. You will find reading this book a pleasure and a challenge-from beginning to end. But take note of this church history health warning---these pages may prove addictive!"

--Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, First Presbyterian Church of Columbia (SC)


Stephen J. Nichols is a professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. He earned a Ph.D. fromWestminster Theological Seminary. He has written six books, most recently The Pages of Church History. He lives with his wife and two sons in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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