The Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Paper)

  • 9780664228156
  • 5x8
  • 256
  • 62.50
  • Paper
  • 0664228151
  • 3/22/2005
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$ 24.00


T his readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is written for lay audiences. It is part of the popular Westminster John Knox Press Armchair series and is illustrated with memorable cartoons by Ron Hill. The chapters of the book are suitable for use in church adult education settings to provide a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading provided for each chapter make this book great for group study. Since the Protestant Reformation is such a formative event in the lives of churches, it is important to have an accessible resource to tell its story available for laypersons in all denominations.

Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are an essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.


Presbyterian History (Canada) November 2005 "If the rest of the Armchair series is as good as these two volumes [Luther and Reformation], the series belongs in the library of every person and church interested in the history of the Christian faith."
From Ecumenism (No. 157/158, March/June 2005)
Lutheran Quarterly (Spring 2006) "Sunshine does an excellent job of capturing in easy to read prose the complexities of historical events and theological debates... [This book] is an excellent introduction to the reformations, whether for use in parishes or introductory college courses." Gordon A. Jensen, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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