This collection of primary sources is specifically designed to accompany Carter Lindberg's European Reformatins text, also published by Blackwell, but can be used alongside any other text on the European Reformations. The sources, selected fom medieval and sixteenth-century texts, include not only the major institutional and theological writings of the time but also popular expressions of religious and political grievances (Flusschriften, poems, satires, sermons) and women's contributions. The collection is particularly notable for its comprehensive coverage and its inclusion of major portions of significant works. This book will be very useful for students, teachers and scholars, bringing together as it does documents that are not easily accessible elsewhere, as they are scattered through many collections of primary materials; also because it offers students their first direct engagement with the participants in the European Reformations.
This collection of primary sources brings together in one volume for students documents on the European Reformations not easily accessible otherwise.
Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History at Boston University. His recent publications include The European Reformations (Blackwell Publishers, 1996), with Emily Hanwalt Through the Eye of the Needle: Judaeo-Christian Contributions to Social Welfare (1994), and Beyond Charity: Reformation Initiatives for the Poor (1993).
"[This collection] effectively introduces students to the fundamental issues of the Reformation as well as the tenor of the times and the course of the events surrounding the outbreak of the greatest reform movement in Christian history. [It provides] a rich vein of material to be mined by those who are catching a glimpse of Reformation thought for the first time, and...can serve to deepen understanding of the breadth and depth of the period for those in a second level course. Every university, college and seminary library must have [this volume]. [It provides] a helpful introduction to the thought and the context of thinking in the sixteenth century." Religious Studies Review <!--end-->