Top positive review
A very detailed and comprehensive book!
on 4 April 2017
A fantastic and very long book! It encompasses the reformation across the continents of Europe and the Americas. It concentrates mainly on Europe, however; that is, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden etc. It covers in detail both the reformation and counter-reformation over two or three centuries. It delves deeper into the myriad different, smaller and disunited sub-confessions of Protestantism, mainly, the differences (and antagonisms) between Lutheranism and Reformed Protestantism, but also the myriad of other smaller sub-confessions such as the Quakers, Methodists, Presbyterians, Puritans, Anabaptists, gnesio-Lutherans, Arminians, Huguenots etc. Also, the roles of various orders such as the Society of Jesus, (Jesuits). It also introduces all the major figures of the reformation and counter-reformation, such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Zwingli, Bucer, (countless other theologians); the various Popes, the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, the Hapsburgs, the monarchs of Spain, Britain and France etc. A very detailed and comprehensive book!