David W. Hall
Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, Georgia
"Karin Maags work on Calvins theology and practice of worship is as readable as it is well-researched. Through her translations, she returns Calvins own voice to a variety of topics. Readers are treated to a fine history, plus a well-rounded collection of Calvins own thought and texts, along with assessments by his contemporaries. The liturgical landscape could hardly be better painted than it is in this superb work!"
Raymond A. Mentzer
University of Iowa
"A superb resource. . . . The texts, meticulously selected and elegantly translated, illuminate the complex character and powerful meaning of the earliest Reformed liturgy. In addition, the accompanying materials historical explanations, perceptive observations, pertinent questions, timelines, maps, and illustrations deftly establish the setting for Calvins great project to recapture authentic Christian worship."
Karen E. Spierling
"This volume demonstrates Karin Maags formidable skills as both an expert scholar of the Reformation and a thoughtful teacher, bringing the experience of Reformation-era Geneva to modern readers in a highly engaging way. . . . The overviews and documents provided here will provoke lively discussion about the difficulties of religious reform in early modern Europe and the related challenges that various Christian communities and congregations face in the twenty-first century."