Faith and Act is a classic study of how the Medieval Church practices continued and developed within the Lutheran Church orders offers readers a unique perspective on how faith influences the act of worship.
Historians of liturgy and theology will discover insights and important continuity between the Lutheran churches of the sixteenth century and their forbears of the late Medieval period.
Faith and Act is a mix of exacting research and historiographical vision that may justly be viewed as one of the foundation texts of modern Reformation history.
-C. Scott Dixon
Historians of liturgy and church discipline will welcome the reappearance of Zeeden's classic monograph, gracefully translated and with updated bibliographic references.
Kevin Walker's translation of Faith and Act represents a necessary addition to contemporary scholarship on how liturgical practices shaped the living religion of the Reformation churches...and delightfully unsettles easy generalizations about the transition from medieval to early modern Christianity.