The German Reformation: The Essential Readings
September 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Introduction: Narratives of the German Reformation: C. Scott Dixon.
2. What was Preached in German Towns in the Early Reformation?: Bernd Moeller.
3. What was the Reformation Doctrine of Justification?: Berndt Hamm.
4. The Reformation of the Common Man, 1521-1542: Thomas A. Brady Jr.
5. Reformation and the Communal Spirit: Peter Blickle.
6. The Reformation and the Modern Age, an attempt: Richard Van Dulman.
7. Forced Confessionalization? Prolegomena for a Theory of the Confessional Age: Wolfgang Reinhard.
8. Success and Failure in the German Reformation: Gerald Strauss.
9. The Reformation, Popular Magic and the Disenchantment of the World: Robert W. Scribner.
* Includes five articles translated into English for the first time.
* Provides clear editorial introduction and a critical framework for study.
"These are truly "essential" readings for the study of the
German Reformation and early modern Europe in general ...This book
is an excellent introduction to the study of the German
Reformation." Sixteenth Century Journal
"Dixon's book ... offers its readers a fine balance of work on
both ... the Reformation as a theological event and the Reformation
as a social/ cultural/ political event. This volume is a very
helpful and useful text for those teaching or studying the
subject." Westminster Theological Journal
"Dixon has brought together and, in his commentary, illuminated
the significance of eight pieces revealing some of the most
important documents in recent scholarship on the relation of the
Reformation to society. The work is a resounding success."
"... it would be hard to imagine a more readable and informative collection of new work on the German Reformation." German Studies Review