Category Archives: Reformation

The European Wars of Religion

Read a very interesting book review this weekend in the Wall Street Journal of Jeffrey Collins on the downfall of western Christendom: http://t.co/EdJBEaBlAf — WSJ Books Section (@WSJBookReviews) January 24, 2015 The review mentioned in the Tweet is sadly behind … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles V!

Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V was born on this day (February 24) in 1500. Charles was the preeminent ruler in Europe, with influence extending far beyond the Empire. Hey, he owned the Western Hemisphere (minus Brazil). Holy Roman Emperor Charles … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Gotha Testament of 1537 now digitized online

One of the most important sites of research into the history of the Reformation is the weblog “Study Center for Protestantism” in at the University of Erfurt. Over the next few years, sponsored by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft … Continue reading

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The English Reformation

In a few weeks, I will be giving the English Reformation “the Western Civ treatment.” By this I mean giving a very “short course” on the issues and personalities involved in the hope that students who are really interested will … Continue reading

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