The Reformation  -     By: Diarmaid MacCulloch
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The Reformation

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2005 / Paperback

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Winner of the 2004 Wolfson Prize for History, and the Winner of the 2004 British Academy Prize, as well as Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore the western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, politicians - from Martin Luther to Loyola, from Cramer to Philip II.

Profound historical account presented with skill and magnificence. 832 pages.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 816
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.13 (inches)
ISBN: 014303538X
ISBN-13: 9780143035381
Availability: In Stock

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The National Book Critics Circle Award–winning history of the Reformation—from the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity and Silence

At a time when men and women were prepared to kill—and be killed—for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians—from the zealous Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.

Drawing together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives—overturning ideas of love, sex, death, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.

Author Bio

Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Silence: A Christian History; Christianity, winner of the Cundill Prize and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize; The Reformation, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Wolfson Prize, and the British Academy Prize; and Thomas Cranmer, winner of the Whitbread Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize. A Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society, MacCulloch was knighted in 2012 for his services to scholarship. He lives in Oxford, England.

David Crumm and

Everybody’s flocking backward to the Reformation these days to take a fresh look at the roots of its creative energy and its occasional mistakes. Each season brings popular new opinions about its genius or its flaws.
To engage in this cutting-edge debate, treat yourself to the rich research and the sprinkling of dry humor in Oxford historian Diarmaid MacCulloch’s essential overview of the era. At one point, for example, he describes a 16th-century concept he calls "theological road rage." Readers who wade into his thick book sometimes compare the pleasures of their journey to their discovery of the popular historian Barbara Tuchman in the 1970s.
Besides, considering the popularity of debating the future of Protestantism these days, doing your homework on the movement simply makes good sense. Why, viewed from that perspective, buying this book is a downright practical investment. Now, how’s that for a solidly Protestant argument in favor of MacCulloch’s fine book?

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Praise for The Reformation

“A learned, enlightening, and disturbing masterwork . . . This isn’t merely ‘a history’ of the Reformation, but rather ‘the history.’”
—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

“One of the most magisterial and stylishly written historical works to be published in a decade . . . MacCulloch’s analyses of the lives, personalities, ideas, and struggles are at once sharp and profound. . . . A lasting work.”
—Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic

“Evenhanded, learned, and profound . . . It is difficult to imagine anybody writing a better book about the Reformation.”
—Karen Armstong, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Superb . . . MacCulloch brings the history of the Reformation into vivid focus, providing what must surely be the best general account available.”
—A. C. Grayling, Financial Times

“Dazzling . . . A magnificent achievement . . . It is hard not to admire a book that is such a masterpiece of learning, and yet written with a disarming lightness of touch.”
—Michael Howard, The Times Literary Supplement

“A masterpiece of readable scholarship . . . In its field it is the best book ever written.”
—David Edwards, The Guardian

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