For Protestant Christians the Reformation represents the most important era in the 2000-year-old history of Christianity. Protestant identity stems even today from what happened during the Reformation. For Protestant Church history the Reformation is seen as an independent epoch in the history of the Protestant church, theology and piety. The Reformation marks the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Early Modern Age; it is followed by the Confessional Age, which continued up to 1648, when the Peace of Munster and Osnabruck granted additional tolerance. But its tracks can be felt up to the end of the 18th century. This textbook contains 15 neatly arranged chapters with the pertinent syllabus for university studies and exams on both epochs. A number of maps, figures, tables and excerpts from original source materials round off the text. The glossary is helpful when searching for foreign terms. Person and subject indices allow one to quickly find individual protagonists and subject matters.
About the Author
Martin H. Jung has held the Chair for Historical Theology: History of the Church, Dogma, Theology and Confession as well as Ecumentical Theology at the University of Osnabruck since 2002.