The Reformation Theologians
is the ideal introduction to the study of the sixteenth-century Reformations. It introduces the theological context, though, and contributions of theologians from this period, offering students and scholars an essential resource and insight. This comprehensive and lively book discusses all the major strands of Reformation thought and explores the work of a range of influential figures, including theologians and non-theologians, humanists, clergy and laity, men and women.
The contributors to this volume are leading scholars in the field of historical and systematic theology. Accessibly structured, it covers the Humanist, Lutheran, Reformed, Roman Catholic, and "Radical" Theologians. An introductory chapter explores the interpretations of the Reformation and a concluding chapter explains the influence of Reformation theologies on the modern period. The text also includes useful bibliographies and a glossary of theological terms.
"The Reformation Theologians is a very timely return to the individuals and the ideas at the heart of the evangelical movement. It is a valuable collection, written by the leading scholars in the field, and it will prove a very useful addition to Reformation Studies - both as a resource and as a compendium for the classroom." C. Scott Dixon, The Queen's University of Belfast
"This interesting volume of biographical sketches brings together a heterogeneous group of theological bed-fellows, important and not-so-important. It demonstrates superbly the powerful richness of the theological discourse in the sixteenth century. The anthology is a splendid introduction to the theological turbulence of that age." Hans Hillerbrand, Duke University
"This book, as well as the rest of the volumes in this series [The Great Theologians] rely on careful scholarship in producing a book which stands apart." ATLA Reference Review
"The 25 biographical sketches with excellent notes, by an international group of authors, are all well written and cover the theological spectrum." Choice