Reformation 500

by Ray Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett     |     Book Summary


Author: Ray Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett (Eds.)
Publisher: B&H Academic
Date: 2016
Pages: 272

Book Summary of Reformation 500 by Ray Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett


On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther’s action was originally intended to create debate within the Roman Catholic Church. 500 years later, the effects of this moment have been long-lasting and far-reaching. 

The story of the Reformation actually reaches all the way back to men like Augustine and Aquinas. In the 1500s, it included leaders like Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli. Moving forward, it touched the lives of Barth, Bonhoeffer, Bach, and Bunyan

With 500 years of history and perspective, one can look back and examine how the Protestant Reformation had an impact on theology and church history. Outside of church life, the Reformation also had a tremendous impact on literature, education, philosophy, art, politics, and music. 

Understanding the Protestant Reformation and how it has impacted society is critically important for evangelicals in the 21st century. We need to understand how the Reformation continues to impact our lives, and we need to recognize areas where we need Reformation influences even today.





Reformation 500

by Ray Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Reformation 500 by Ray Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett

AuthorRay Van Neste & J. Michael Garrett (Eds.)
PublisherB&H Academic
Date2016
Pages272


Overview:

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther’s action was originally intended to create debate within the Roman Catholic Church. 500 years later, the effects of this moment have been long-lasting and far-reaching. 

The story of the Reformation actually reaches all the way back to men like Augustine and Aquinas. In the 1500s, it included leaders like Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli. Moving forward, it touched the lives of Barth, Bonhoeffer, Bach, and Bunyan

With 500 years of history and perspective, one can look back and examine how the Protestant Reformation had an impact on theology and church history. Outside of church life, the Reformation also had a tremendous impact on literature, education, philosophy, art, politics, and music. 

Understanding the Protestant Reformation and how it has impacted society is critically important for evangelicals in the 21st century. We need to understand how the Reformation continues to impact our lives, and we need to recognize areas where we need Reformation influences even today.