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Hillerbrand (religion, Duke Univ.; editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation) tells the story of Christianity in the 16th century, with its striking interplay of prominent religious, political, and economic forces applying his conceptualization and interpretation to major themes and events of the Protestant Reformation. He covers the significant aspects of the period, including the Diet of Worms, the Edwardian Revolution, and Catholicism, interpreting events and theology in their own context with an emphasis on major characters like Martin Luther, the Anabaptists, and Henry VIII. Hillerbrand points out that no single factor-not the personalities of individuals, the state of the Christian church, or society-was responsible for the Reformation. He focuses mostly on Europe, especially Germany, and on Luther as being instrumental in bringing theological notions into the common consciousness. This scholarly book expands the author's Encyclopaedia Britannicaentry on Martin Luther. Recommended for academic collections.