Archives For Reformation

 

Tracing the Reformation’s
Unintended Legacy

A Review of

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World
Brad Gregory

Hardback: HarperOne, 2017
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Reviewed by Joseph Johnson

 

It’s now been five hundred years since Martin Luther sparked off the Protestant Reformation with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses. Whether or not he actually pinned them to a church door in Wittenberg or just sent them to Archbishop Albrecht, the ensuing movement of reform and protest against aspects of Roman Catholic practices and beliefs that began with him ultimately shook the foundations of the Western church and led to both religious renewal—for both Protestants and Catholics—and sadly also centuries of strife, division, and bloodshed. To say the least, the legacy of the Reformation era that we’ve inherited is a complicated one.

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This week marked the 500th anniversary of the date when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church… 

The past year has seen a slew of new books about Martin Luther arrive in bookstores. Some of the most distinctive of these books are the ones that tell Luther’s story for younger readers…  

Here are some of the best of these books:
 

1) Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography
Dacia Palmerino (Author), Andrea Ciponte (Artist)

Paperback: Plough Books, 2017.
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Video trailer for this book…

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Rippling Through History

 
A Review of 

All Things Made New:
The Reformation and Its Legacy

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Hardback: New York: Oxford UP, 2016
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Reviewed by Seth Moland-Kavash
 

Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University and one of the most well-regarded and prolifically published church historians of our era. This newly published volume is a collection of essays, all previously published in various venues over the past 25 years, that reflect MacCulloch’s reflections on the Reformation and its ongoing legacy in England, in Europe, in the West, and throughout the world.

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This week marked the launch of a book that we are very excited about…

… Marilynne Robinson’s latest book of essays!

 
Have you bought a copy yet?
 

The Givenness of Things: Essays
Marilynne Robinson

Hardback: FSG Books, 2015
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Since Saturday October 31 is Reformation Day, we thought it would be appropriate to share Robinson’s essay “Reformation” from this new book…
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A Jewish Engagement with Christian Postliberalism

A Brief Review of

Another Reformation:
Postliberal Christianity and the Jews

By Peter Ochs

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2011
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Reviewed by Alex Joyner

There was a time in the 1960s and 70s when it seemed that the Barthian impact on theology was beginning to wane.  Liberation theologies and even a resurgent liberal impulse dominated many mainline seminaries.  A resurgent political evangelicalism captivated the right.  In the midst of this, Yale was producing a new group of scholars, influenced by Barth and the ecumenical movements.  Hans Frei and David Lindbeck were the leading edge of this wave soon dubbed postliberalism.  A similar movement was burgeoning on the other side of the Atlantic at Cambridge.

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