In this, the third volume of the Penguin History of the Church, Professor Chadwick deals with the formative work of Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli and Calvin, and analyzes the special circumstances of the English Reformation as well as the Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation.
Owen Chadwick stands out as the trustsed authority on Reformation history. Not only is his scholorly knowledge outlined with enough precision to impress any aspiring historian, but Chadwick also manages to convey the facts with a level of underlying passion.
Reverend Owen Chadwick (1916-2015) was one of the foremost historians of church history. Reverend Chadwick's many notable publications include The Victorian Church, Victorian Miniature, and The Secularisation of the European Mind in the 19th Century. He was a Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, where he was also Vice-Chancellor. He was an ordained Anglican priest and academic whose writing on Christianity was known for being both scholarly and entertaining.