The Reformation

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

The National Book Critics Circle Award–winning history of the Reformation—from the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity and SilenceAt a time when men and women were prepared to kill—and be killed—for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western worldapart.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 864 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.12 out of 5
  • Published March 25th 2005 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700
  • ISBN: 014303538X (ISBN13: 9780143035381)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction (2004)
  • Wolfson History Prize (2004)
  • Hessell-Tiltman Prize Nominee (2004)
  • British Academy Book Prize (2004)

The National Book Critics Circle Award–winning history of the Reformation—from the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity and SilenceAt a time when men and women were prepared to kill—and be killed—for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians—from the zealous Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.Drawing together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives—overturning ideas of love, sex, death, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.