The Age of the Reformation Author:Roland H. Bainton With the aid of over sixty important sources, most of them translated and abridged by the author, this brief history brings an age of upheaval into sharp focus. It shows succinctly how a compelling ideology, the Christian faith, shaped the history of the Reformation. The religious revolution of the sixteeenth century shattered an ecclesiastica... more »l structure and quickened a universal faith. The Christian heritage which the reformation revitalized and transmitted to our time is still the source of Western man's ability to talk in terms of a universal justice, humanity, and the rights of man.« less
This book as well as anything I have read by Bainton are exceptionally well researched and written. I am fascinated by that age and its impact on Western Civilization. And I truly regret that this time in our history does not receive attention in the schools and universities. The Reformation had profound impacts on every aspect of our development--intellectually, culturally, and economically. Bainton is one of my favorite authors on this period.