Reformation Thought: An Introduction

Reformation Thought: An Introduction

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

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Reformation Thought, 4th edition, offers an ideal introduction to the central ideas of the European reformations for students of theology and history. Written by the bestselling author and renowned theologian Alister E. McGrath, this engaging guide is accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Christian theology.

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Reformation Thought, 4th edition, offers an ideal introduction to the central ideas of the European reformations for students of theology and history. Written by the bestselling author and renowned theologian Alister E. McGrath, this engaging guide is accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Christian theology.

  • This new edition of a classic text has been updated throughout with the very latest scholarship
  • Includes greater coverage of the Catholic Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, and the impact of women on the Reformation
  • Explores the core ideas and issues of the Reformation in terms that can be easily understood by those new to the field
  • Student-friendly features include images, updated bibliographies, a glossary, and a chronology of political and historical ideas

This latest edition retains all the features which made the previous editions so popular with readers, while McGrath's revisions have ensured it remains the essential student guide to the subject.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Alister McGrath... is one of the best scholars and teachers of the Reformation.... [this book] is more than one dared ask for.... How teachers will rejoice in this wonderfully useful book." Teaching History (of a previous edition).

"Vigorous, brisk and highly stimulating. The reader will be thoroughly engaged from the outset, and considerably enlightened at the end." John Platt, Pembroke College, University of Oxford (of a previous edition).

"Highly recommended." Choice (of a previous edition).

"A remarkably fine introduction to the study of the Reformation and its theological ideas; it is exceptionally well thought out, fully up to date in its scholarship, fair in its presentation, and simply pellucid in its explanations. Highly recommended." ADRIS (of a previous edition).

"....this second edition of Reformation Tought is very useful, especially in providing a guide to reformation writings and writers (both primary and secondary) for the upper-division or beginning student of Reformation ideas." Elwood E. Mather III, Montana State University.

"McGrath does a good job of summarizing the Reformation's principal ideas. Reformation Thought is a helpful primer and a genuine counterbalance to polemical Catholic treatments, excessively irenical ecumenical assessments, and secular renditions that minimize or ignore the power of theological ideas to revolutionize a culture." Catholic Dossier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444354867
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
488,077
File size:
4 MB

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"Theologically informed, lucid, supremely accessible: no wonder McGrath's introduction to the Reformation has staying power!"
Denis R. Janz, Loyola University, New Orleans

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