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The Oxford History of the Reformation


Edited by Peter Marshall

01 September 2022

ISBN: 9780192895264

432 pages

In Stock

Price: £12.99

The Oxford History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history, and how it helped create the world we live in today


The Oxford History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history, and how it helped create the world we live in today

  • The story of a seismic event in world history—one which laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit
  • Covers both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, as well as the more radical off-shoots of Reformation
  • Shows how Christianity became a truly global religion, spreading beyond Europe to Asia and the Americas
  • Traces the Reformation from its explosive beginnings through to its profound legacy for the modern world—social, cultural, political, and sexual

About the Author(s)

Edited by Peter Marshall, Professor of History, University of Warwick

<b>Peter Marshall</b> FBA was born and raised in the Orkney islands, and educated at the University of Oxford. Since 1994, he has taught at the University of Warwick, where he has been Professor of History since 2006. A leading specialist in the history of the Reformation, particularly its impact in the British isles, he has written nine books and over sixty articles on these themes. He is a two-time winner of the Harold Grimm Prize (for best article in Reformation Studies), and his account of the English Reformation, Heretics and Believers, won the Wolfson History Prize in 2018. He is a co-editor of English Historical Review. Peter is married with three daughters, and lives in Leamington Spa.

Table of Contents

    Editor's Foreword
    1:Late Medieval Christianity by Bruce Gordon
    2:Martin Luther by Lyndal Roper
    3:Calvinism and the Reform of the Reformation by Carlos Eire
    4:The Radical Reformation by Brad S. Gregory
    5:Catholic Reformation and Renewal by Simon Ditchfield
    6:Britain's Reformations by Peter Marshall
    7:Reformation Legacies by Alexandra Walsham
    Further Reading
    Picture Acknowledgements


"Review from previous edition ...a scintillating state-of-the-art survey of the Reformation... a marvellous collection of essays." - Henry A. Jefferies, Iris h Historical Studies

"authored by leading reformation scholars.... The book is learned, although unencumbered by footnotes, being cognizant of the latest developments in reformation research, and sometimes challenging them...the resulting work is informative, readable, and authoritative." - Benjamin B. Saunders, Reading Religion

"provid[es] an easily accessible distillation of some of the best recent scholarship of the Reformation. A work of this kind is a vital resource for anyone concerned to understand what ideas, events and convictions compelled the sea changes in Christianity that took place in the sixteenth century, and, no less important, to understand the repercussions of these changes which are still felt today." - Anne Dillon, Times Literary Supplement

"This short volume does a magnificent job in providing a birds eye view of the Protestant Reformation" - Mark Greengrass, University of Sheffield, Huguenot Society Journal

"This book does a fine job of unfolding the intricately decorated and richly textured fabric of this extraordinary era... a scintillating collection of essays that challenges conventional views of the Reformation." - Lucy Wooding, The Tablet

"Expert essays" - Theology, Diarmaird MacCulloch

"An outstanding work of church history" - Church of England Newspaper

"Splendid book" - Catholic Herald

"Compelling collection...Brilliantly assembled by Peter Marshall" - Literary Review, Paul Lay

"it bears comparison with the very best studies and compendia... a hearty 'bravo' is in order" - Herald, Jonathan Wright

"Wonderful... It's a huge achievement by Marshall, and by OUP, that cleverly gets the ball rolling head of the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of his Ninety-five Theses" - Oxford Today

"a text from some of the leading experts in the field, who present a fine panorama of current thinking on this formative era for the modern West." - Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford, and author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

"An outstanding work of church history." - Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper

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