The Reformation

The Reformation
A History
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Viking, $34.95, 750 pp.

In 2000, Andrew Pettegree, director of the St. Andrews Reformation Studies Institute in Scotland, rightly remarked that scholarship on the Reformation has “expanded, geographically and thematically” to such an extent that “it is almost impossible for one individual scholar to do it justice.” Almost impossible, but maybe not quite. In The Reformation, British scholar Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of an award-winning biography of Thomas...

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Brad S. Gregory is associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame and author of Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press).

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